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With 112 evacuees from Wuhan in China testing negative for coronavirus, the process of moving them out of a quarantine facility in Delhi has been initiated. They had been housed at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi, since February 27, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement issued today.

The group includes 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.

The first batch of 406 people from Wuhan brought to the ITBP quarantine facility on February 1 and 2 were released after they tested negative

The quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi was set up by the ITBP in just 48 hours before the first batch of evacuees arrived from Wuhan on February 1. The centre has successfully quarantined 518 people from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. This is the highest number at any single quarantine centre in the country till date.