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.