After successfully managing the first batch of 406 people taken from Corona Virus epicenter-Wuhan, China on 1st and 2nd February, 2020 and who were released after tested negative, the ITBP Quarantine facility at Chhawla Camp, New Delhi had again housed another batch of 112 people since 27 February, 2020. These people reached to Delhi from Wuhan, China.
Sh Nityanand Rai, Hon’ble MoS (Home) and Sh SS Deswal, DG ITBP met the departing inmates at the Centre and addressed the gathering after successful completion of their requisite quarantine period at the ITBP Centre. Sh Rai said that the country is proud of the ITBP for this Quarantine facility. He also addressed the representatives of the CAPFs present on the occasion and said that all organizations should be prepared for any future quarantine facilities at their respective forces.
This quarantined group included 76 Indians and 36 foreign nationals including 8 families and 5 children. The group of foreign nationals includes 23 from Bangladesh, 6 from China, 2 each from Myanmar and Maldives, and 1 each from Madagascar, South Africa and the US.
Two tests -first on day 1 and second on day 14 of quarantine were conducted in which all samples have been found negative.All people were provided all basic facilities required at the Centre as done with the previous lot of evacuees. Daily monitoring and checkups was also undertaken by the ITBP medicos from time to time.
This Quarantine Camp in Chhawla in New Delhi was prepared by ITBP in just 48 hours prior to arrival of the first batch from Wuhan on 1 February, 2020. The centre is credited to have successfully quarantine 518 people- (biggest number at any single quarantine centre in the country till now) who were taken from the epicentre of Corona Virus- Wuhan, China.