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New Delhi: A B747 aircraft of the Air India at the IGI Airport before its departure for coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China to bring back Indians, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (PTI Photo)  (PTI1_31_2020_000229B)
New Delhi: A B747 aircraft of the Air India at the IGI Airport before its departure for coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China to bring back Indians, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI1_31_2020_000229B)

Corona virus: India has started the evacuation of Indians from Wuhan

Newdelhi:31/1/20:India has started the evacuation of Indians from Wuhan, China following outbreak of novel Coronavirus. First special flight of Air India, Jumbo 747 with 15 cabin and five cockpit crew members reached Wuhan this evening for the evacuation. The double-decker aircraft is configured with 423 seats.

A team of five doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML), one paramedical staff from Air India with prescribed medicine from doctors, masks, overcoats, packed food is boarded in the aircraft. A team of engineers and security personnel are also there in the aircraft.

Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said that no service will take place in the plane and food items will be pre-placed in seat pockets. He said, there will be no interaction between cabin crew and passengers. Another special flight may depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi to Wuhan tomorrow.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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