Indian Embassy Opens Hotlines In China (Representational Image) (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com )
Taking a measure in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus epidemic in China, the Indian Embassy in China on Thursday opened hotlines for the assistance of those Indians living there. It is to be noted that the death toll in China's alarmingly new coronavirus afflictions has climbed to 25, including 24 in central China's Hubei province and one in north China's Hebei, with confirmed cases rising sharply to 830. So far a total of 1,072 suspected cases have been reported in 20 provincial-level regions in China.
The Indian Embassy started two hotlines for those who wish to get in touch with the Mission--0861-8612083629 and +8618-612083617. It has further asked all to also keep track of Embassy's social media accounts - Twitter: @EolBeijing & Facebook: India in China - for updates on this evolving situation.
In a tweet, the Indian Embassy said, “Mission is in touch with Indians in Wuhan and relevant Chinese authorities. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation. We have also started hotlines for those who wish to get in touch with @EOIBeijing @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar @SecySanjay @SecretaryCPVOIA @CPVIndia.”
Mission is in touch with Indians in Wuhan and relevant Chinese authorities. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation. We have also started hotlines for those who wish to get in touch with @EOIBeijing. @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar @SecySanjay @SecretaryCPVOIA @CPVIndia pic.twitter.com/5Pw9tdS9Lg— India in China (@EOIBeijing) January 23, 2020
“Embassy of India has been receiving queries from Indians in Hubei province as well as their relatives in India in connection with the evolving situation of the coronavirus epidemic in China. In this regard Embassy of India is in touch with relevant Chinese authorities in Beijing and Wuhan as well as Indians in Hubei Province, especially in Wuhan,” the Indian Embassy in China said in its advisory.
The Indian Embassy further said, “We are closely monitoring the evolving situation in China, including advisories issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in this connection. The relevant Chinese authorities have assured all assistance to residents of Wuhan, including food supply. At present, it is reported that supermarkets (particularly those that are government run) and e-commerce services, including food delivery continue to remain operational in Wuhan.”
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