234 Indians stranded in Iran reached India: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

New Delhi: Two hundred and thirty-four Indians stranded in novel coronavirus or COVID-19 affected Iran have reached in India, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Sunday.

The Minister said that the batch comprises 131 students and 103 pilgrims.

This is the third batch of Indians evacuated from Iran. A second batch of 44 Indian pilgrims had arrived from Iran on Friday. The first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims were brought back from Iran on Tuesday.

“A total of 234 Indians stranded in Iran have arrived in India; including 131 students and 103 pilgrims. Thank you Ambassador Dhamu Gaddam and @India_in_Iran team for your efforts. Thank Iranian authorities,” Jaishankar tweeted.

Iran is one of the worst COVID-19-hit countries from where Indian government has been trying to evacuate Indians.

COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the WHO and a large number of Indian stranded in Corona-affected countries like Italy, Iran are being evacuated by the Government.

At least 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on its official website on Sunday.


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