Congress moves adjournment motion in LS 'over bringing back Indian students from China'

The number of people, who died from the deadly virus in China's Hubei province has risen to 618, while over 31,100 have been infected in mainland China.

Published: 07th February 2020 12:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th February 2020 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

Indian nationals after they were brought by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan stand in a queue at a quarantine facility set up by ITBP at Chhawla area in New Delhi Sunday Feb. 2 2020.  (Photo | Youtube Screengrab)

Indian nationals after they were brought by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan stand in a queue at a quarantine facility set up by ITBP at Chhawla area in New Delhi Sunday Feb. 2 2020. (Photo | Youtube Screengrab)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh on Friday gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over "urgent need to initiate all steps through inter-governmental and diplomatic routes to ensure Indian students in China are brought back to India".

The death toll due to the deadly coronavirus has risen to 638, Sputnik reported citing Chinese authorities on Friday.

The number of people, who died from the deadly virus in China's Hubei province has risen to 618, while over 31,100 have been infected in mainland China.

The virus was diagnosed first in December in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and has spread to most parts of the world.

Two casualties have also been reported outside mainland China -- one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines. As a precautionary measure several countries, including the US, Australia, and Singapore have temporarily shut their doors to non-citizens who have recently traveled to China.

Moreover, the World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency in the wake of the outbreak. 

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