New Delhi: All 406 Indian patients who were evacuated from Wuhan city and taken to an Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) quarantine facility in Delhi after they tested negative for the novel coronavirus are scheduled to be released one by one, in a phased manner, starting this Monday. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Feels She Will Not Last More Than a Week After Instagram Deletes Her Post Threatening To Demolish Covid-19
The final samples of the quarantined patients at the ITBP Chawla camp were collected by a team of doctors on Friday. As per the final coronavirus test, reports of all 406 people were found negative, an ITBP spokesperson told news agency PTI on Sunday. Also Read - Bhopal Lockdown News: Corona Curfew Extended Till May 17 Amid COVID Spike. Details Here
In the previous batch of patient reports, a total of 104 people were tested negative for the epidemic. Their medical samples were at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Also Read - NASA Denounces China Over 'Irresponsible Standards' After its Rocket Disintegrates Over Indian Ocean
All of them are going to be discharged in a phased manner from Monday onwards based on the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health with due medical procedures and protocols, he said.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to the deadly coronavirus disease has gone up to 1,631 in China. Hubei Province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 2,420 new confirmed cases and 139 new deaths till Friday.