Sena's Supriya Sule Requests EAM To 'bring Back' Indians Trapped In Iran Due To COVID-19

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NCP's Supriya Sule requested Foreign Minister S.Jaishankar to bring back over 34 Indians stuck in Iran. The 34 people come from Kolhapur and surrounding areas

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:
Supriya Sule

After Union Health Ministry confirmed a total of five Coronavirus cases in India, Nationalist Congress Party leader and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule on Monday requested External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar to evacuate 34 Individuals from Kolhapur and its surrounding regions who are stuck in Iran. 

Taking to her official Twitter handle, Sule posted a list of Indians who are stuck in Iran and appealed to the External Affairs Minister to bring them home safely.

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Health Minister Confirms 2 More Coronavirus Cases, number of infected reaches 5

Earlier on Monday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had addressed a press conference to inform about India's preparedness to deal with Coronavirus and also confirmed 2 new positive cases of the COVID-19 being reported in Delhi and Telangana respectively. 

Informing about a total of 5 cases being reported in India, the Union Minister said, "2 positive cases of coronavirus in Delhi and Telangana. Their travel history is from Italy and Dubai. Total positive cases in India till now is 5."

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Coronavirus outbreak

On March 1, UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock released $15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the virus. The announcement came soon after WHO upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to "very high" – its top level of risk assessment. The WHO has said there is still a chance of containing the virus if its chain of transmission is broken. 

WHO has called for US$675 million to fund the fight against coronavirus. There is a window of opportunity to contain the spread of the virus if countries take robust measures to detect cases early, isolate and care for patients, and trace contacts.

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