PIB News Update: After successfully managing the first batch of 406 people taken from Corona Virus epicenter-Wuhan, China on 1st and 2nd February, 2020 and who were released after tested negative, the ITBP Quarantine facility at Chhawla Camp, New Delhi had again housed another batch of 112 people since 27 February, 2020. These people reached to Delhi from Wuhan, China.
Minister of State for Home Shri Nityanand Rai, and Shri S S Deswal, DG ITBP met the inmates at the Centre and addressed the gathering after successful completion of their requisite quarantine period at the ITBP Centre. Sh Rai congratulated the Force and said that he is proud of the ITBP for managing the ideal quarantine centre.
Shri Rai said that under the direction of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the planning of Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, the nation is prepared to effectively deal with the Corona epidemic. He also said that all CAPFs stand ready at the service of the nation in these trying times. He further added that we are all determined and prepared to take the message of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to every citizen of India in this fight against COVID19.
The group of 112 includes 76 Indians and 36 foreign nationals including 8 families and 5 children. The group of foreign nationals includes 23 from Bangladesh, 6 from China, 2 each from Myanmar and Maldives, and 1 each from Madagascar, South Africa and the US.
Two tests -first on day 1 and second on day 14 of quarantine were conducted in which all samples have been found negative. All people were provided all basic facilities required at the Centre as done with the previous lot of evacuees. Daily monitoring and checkups was also undertaken by the ITBP medicos from time to time.
This Quarantine Camp in Chhawla in New Delhi was set up by ITBP in just 48 hours prior to arrival of the first batch from Wuhan on 1 February, 2020. The centre is credited to have successfully quarantined 518 people- (biggest number at any single quarantine centre in the country till now) who were taken from the epicentre of Corona Virus- Wuhan, China.