China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 outbreak spreads
Meanwhile, Embassy of India in Beijing says officials are in touch with the stranded Indian students in Wuhan Credit: Representational image

New Delhi: Many Indian students have reportedly been stranded in China with no means to even find food, following the outbreak of Coronavirus, on Friday, said reports. The families of the students in India are desperately waiting for intervention from the authorities, as China has completely shut down transportation services.

In a report by The News Minute, there are about 25 students from India who have been stuck in Wuhan city of the Hubei province in China following the shutdown imposed there.

According to the report, Kumaran, who hails from Bengaluru, said that the shutdown of transportation services from Wuhan was declared unexpected on Wednesday, while some of the students were trying to move out of the city.

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Meanwhile, replying to the queries of some of the parents on social media, the Embassy of India in Beijing replied that the officials are in touch with the stranded students in Wuhan.

It also stated that the Embassy is in touch with officials from China and that they have assured all the necessary help required for the Indians.

The embassy has also started two hotline services as part of aiding Indians stranded in the region, the numbers are: +8618612083629 and +8618612083617.

It was last December that multiple cases of pneumonia were reported from Wuhan City. Days later in January, it was declared that the pneumonia was caused by a new strain of Coronavirus – 2019-NCoV (Wuhan).

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