276 Indians infected with coronavirus abroad including 255 in Iran, says MEA 

WION Web Team New Delhi Mar 18, 2020, 03.20 PM(IST)

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Among the 276, 255 are in Iran, 12 in UAE, 5 in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka, MEA's written reply stated.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday stated that 276 Indians are infected with coronavirus abroad.

Among the 276, 255 are in Iran, 12 in UAE, 5 in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka, MEA's written reply stated.

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India has evacuated 591 Indians from Iran till now. 

In total, India has evacuated 1,444 people, including 48 foreign nationals, from different countries 

Meanwhile, Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs Nityanad Rai in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday said that government has decided to fence the borders with anti-cut, anti-climb, anti-rust features, wherever approval for new or replacement fences are pending.