External Affairs Minister congratulated IAF in rescuing the 58 stranded Indian pilgrims from Iran

New Delhi: First batch of 58 Indian pilgrims reaches Ghaziabad from coronavirus-affected Iran. The Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar congratulated the ongoing efforts by the IAF in rescuing the 58 stranded Indian pilgrims who were flown into the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

All 58 evacuated Indians from  Iran tested negative for  Cornavirus. They shall now be quarantined for 14 days. 58 evacuated Indians include 25 men, 31 women & 2 children.

About 2,000 Indians are living in Iran, a country that has witnessed increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few days. The military transport aircraft had taken off on Monday at 8:30 pm to bring back the stranded Indian pilgrims.

Early in the morning, the External Affairs Ministers S Jaishankar had announced that the first batch of pilgrims is ready to leave and it will reach India soon.