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Apart from those evacuated, 10 other Indians have indicated that they want to come back from China, but were unable to clear the health screening process.
"We are in regular contact with them and exploring all possibilities for their return," Kumar said.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, normal visas and all existing e-visas from China that have been issued are no longer valid, he said.
The death toll due to the deadly virus has risen to over 560 with the number of infections surging to 28,000 in China .
The novel virus has already spread to twenty countries and was declared a ''global emergency health emergency by the World Health Organisation.