President thanks India and China for the evacuation of Maldivians in Wuhan

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has expressed gratitude towards the governments of China and India following the successful evacuation of Maldivians living in Wuhan, China.

Seven Maldivians along with 323 Indians were evacuated from Wuhan on an Air India flight. Following the successful evacuation, President Solih thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Minister of External Affairs Subramanyam Jayashankar and the government of India for expeditiously evacuating the Maldivians in Wuhan. He said the gesture is a fine example of the outstanding friendship and camaraderie between Maldives and India.

Furthermore, President Solih thanked Ambassador of China to Maldives Zhang Lizhong in the tremendous effort exerted in assisting the evacuation. The president extended gratitude towards the government of China for the assistance and support to Maldivians living in China following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The seven Maldivians were flown to India on a special Air India flight that was arranged by the Indian government to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan. They will be kept in isolation for 14 days at a quarantine facility in India's paramilitary, Indo-Tibetan Border Police centre in Chhawla area of the national capital, where they will be monitored as per international health guidelines.

The body temperature of the passengers was scanned immediately after they de-boarded from the plane.
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