All 406 people, housed at a quarantine facility in Delhi after being brought back from Wuhan in China, tested negative for coronavirus in the final test, PTI reported on Sunday.
They will be discharged in a phased manner from Monday, the news agency reported officials as saying.
The final samples of all the people quarantined at the Indo Tibetan Border Police facility were collected on Friday.
Their samples were tested at least twice earlier and were found to be negative.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan had said three days ago on February 13 that the clinical samples of the 654 evacuees at Manesar and ITBP camps had been tested and all of them were found to be negative.
Harsh Vardhan had said that there were only three positive cases of Coronavirus in the country and all of them were Kerala students who had gone to Wuhan, China for studies. One of them has already been discharged from the hospital after she turned negative following treatment, two others are said to be stable.
The government had set up Manesar and ITBP camps in January this year to quarantine Indian citizens arriving from China and those who were evacuated by special flights arranged by the government.
Instagram Down: Giving 5xx Server Error
Update 19 Mar 2021 23:38 IST: Instagram and other apps are now working fine.
Instagram is currently facing downtime and users from all around the world are reporting Instagram Server Down on Twitter. Some users are also facing downtime on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Instagram app is showing “couldn’t refresh feed”. and the Instagram website is giving 5xx Server Error.
Earthquake in Nalanda, Patna – Bihar with 3.5 Magnitude
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was reported near Nalanda in Bihar on Monday night, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km northwest (NW) of Nalanda, Bihar, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 9:23 PM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface. Tremors were also felt in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Patna.
Uttarakhand Power Plant Damaged After The Glacier Burst
Uttarakhand: A glacial burst in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand triggered an avalanche and massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on Sunday morning, forcing the emergency evacuation of thousands from surrounding areas, and damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.
Disaster response and management teams have been deployed to conduct search-and-rescue and relief operations. Around 100 to 150 people may have been killed, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash told news agency ANI. Authorities fear hundreds more may still be stuck. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Assam to campaign for Assembly polls, tweeted: “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety.”
Disaster management teams have been mobilized and hundreds of ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) have been rushed for rescue operations.
SN Pradhan, chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said that teams from the relief force have been moved for search-and-rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand where a glacial burst has triggered an avalanche. “The glacial burst has taken out a bridge constructed by the Border Road Organisation. Also in the higher reaches, the Rishiganga hydel project also has been damaged,” he said.