An Indian Air Force aircraft flew 23 Bangladeshis Thursday from China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the deadly novel coronavirus to Delhi.
Indian High Commission in Dhaka confirmed the development in a Facebook post on Thursday (Feb 27) morning.
"23 Bangladeshi Nationals were evacuated from Wuhan, China in a special Indian flight. They landed in Delhi on 27/02/2020," Indian High Commission stated in the Facebook post.
Along with other Indian nationals, they will be quarantined in special facilities in the suburbs of Delhi, it said.
After 14 days of close monitoring, the return of the Bangladeshi nationals from Delhi to Dhaka will begin based on the quarantine report.
Besides China, the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 30 other countries, including the US, the UK, Singapore, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and India.
COVID-19 has claimed more than 2,800 lives worldwide, including more than 2,700 in China alone.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak an international health emergency and said the global risk level remains high.