The Union Health Ministry said India is likely to send a military transport aircraft to coronavirus hit Wuhan on Tuesday.
The aircraft will be sent in order to deliver relief materials and evacuate more Indians from Wuhan after a clearance has been given by China.
“As informed by the Ministry of External Affairs, departure of the Air Force flight to Wuhan is being planned for February 26 and the evacuees will arrive on February 27,” the ministry said in a statement.
As per reports, sources had earlier stated that China was delaying clearance to India to send a C- 17 Globemaster military aircraft which had planned to fly to Wuhan recently with a large consignment of medical supplies and to evacuate Indians from the city.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that all Indian evacuees from Wuhan have tested negative for COVID19 and have gone back to their homes from the quarantine facilities.
During a meeting to review of the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) management across the country, the health minister the screening of passengers is being done in all 21 airports, 12 major and 65 non-major seaports and border crossings.
In all 4,214 flights and 4,48,449 passengers have been screened so far, he added.
He also said that among the 2,707 samples which have been tested till now, only 3 samples had earlier tested positive and all the three patients have been discharged from the hospitals and are now in home isolation.