USA, Japan and India to evacuate their citizens from virus affected areas in China: Air India jet on standby.
Dr KK Aggarwal
President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, Air India is awaiting a government decision on whether to move the jet to evacuate Indians in China already.
Air India has kept a Boeing 747 jet, 423 seater double decker jumbo aircraft with 12 crew members has been put on standby for the evacuation of Indians ( including medical students) in China's Wuhan city where the coronavirus outbreak has already claimed the lives of 81 people and the administration has shut down the entire city to prevent the spreading of the virus.
US and Japan are also evacuating its citizens. We also wrote to PMO on 25th to evacuate the Indian Citizens including the medical students.
Points being resolved
1. No crew member gets infected in the process
2. Full-body protection kits are being made available to them
3. Prevent aircraft becoming a carrier of the virus.