New Delhi: Around 85 Indian students stranded in a coronavirus-hit Italian town have sent an SOS seeking evacuation at the soonest. Also Read - Kerala CM Vijayan Urges EAM Jaishankar For Safe Return of Indians Stranded in Coronavirus-hit Iran
These students have been stuck in the university town of Pavia in north Italy’s Lombardy region for a week now. Notably, the region has already reported 17 deaths from coronavirus, a report by Times of India said. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Iran Reports 11 Fresh Deaths, Total Toll Rises to 54
According to the report, some of these students had also booked their flights to India. However, with the rising coronavirus deaths, their flights got cancelled. Also Read - COVID-19 Update: Kerala Man, Who Returned From Coronavirus-hit Malaysia, Dies in Ernakulam
Meanwhile, British authorities have confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the UK’s total number of infections to 36. Among these cases, twelve people in England and one in Scotland have tested positive for novel coronavirus, BBC reported.
Further, the Spanish government has announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the European country has risen to 71. Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Madrid, three in the northeast Catalan region and the northern region of Castilla-Leon. Southwest Spain’s Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha, south of Madrid, also reported their first cases, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services announced on Sunday.