Ground Report | New Delhi
Over 250 Indians mostly from Jammu and Kashmir, and who are stranded in Iran for last one month have been tested positive due to deadly disease coronavirus, the Ministry of External Affairs didn’t deny the numbers saying they were verifying the list of positive cases of Coronavirus.
During media briefing Ministry of External Affairs Additional Secretary Dammu Ravi yesterday said “It is quite possible that a country (Iran) which has such a large spread of the virus could have some positive cases among Indian nationals”.
According to report of Indian Express Residents of Ladakh in Iran on pilgrimage said “they had been informed by the Indian Embassy that over 250 of them were positive for coronavirus. One travel agent from Kargil, stuck in Iran’s city of Qom, said the list had been shared by the Embassy on a WhatsApp group created recently to keep them updated”.
A 44-year-old pilgrim from Leh said “he and 18 others in a 53-member group had tested positive, but no effort had been made to segregate them from those who didn’t have the infection. “My sample was taken by an Indian Embassy team a week ago. We have been informed that 19 of us are positive. From day one, we have been demanding that we should be kept in isolation.”