Kashmiri student stuck in the epicenter of coronavirus appeals for help

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Srinagar: A student hailing from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district currently in China has appealed the union government especially External Affairs Minister Dr. S J Shankar to evacuate the Indian residents who are suck in Wuhan province in China.

Manzoor Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Majeed Dar, resident of Trichal village of Pulwama in his Facebook post said that many of the people from India are stuck in Wuhan since the deadly Coronavirus spread in China and so far claimed almost 450 lives, reported wire service KNO.

He said that after the spreading of infectious virus in China, he was not allowed to board the Air India flight arranged by the Government of India for the evacuation of stranded Indian residents from Wuhan due to slight higher body temperature (37.5).

The Kashmiri medical student he along with two other students were assured by Indian embassy that they will be airlifted by the next flight, but they were not airlifted so far. “After being disallowed to board in the flight, I have no symptoms of infections or virus. I made several requests to the Indian Embassy to airlift me to India, but to no avail,” he said.

“Although University provides everything whatever we need but every day in Wuhan is marked by fear and frustration. Back home, my parents are very much worried. My mother is a heart patient,” he said in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, the Kashmiri student appealed the Union government especially the External Affairs Minister Dr. S.J.Shankar to kindly intervene and rescue him from Wuhan.

Nonetheless, his family in Pulwama has said that they are very much worried about him and requested concerned authorities to kindly evacuate him. (KNO)

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