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Can't confirm if 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for COVID-19: MEA

'The Indians who are in Iran are being very well looked after by our mission,' MEA said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

New Delhi: A medic conducts screening of a patient as part of a precautionary measure for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, at a government run hospital in New Delhi | PTI photo

Ministry of External Affairs officials on Tuesday said they cannot confirm whether more than 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for novel


"The Indians who are in Iran are being very well looked after by our mission. The ambassador is giving a lot of attention to them. Every care is being taken by the Mission, in coordination and cooperation by the government of Iran," Additional Secretary Dammu Ravi told reporters.

"Cannot confirm that over 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for coronavirus," he said in response to a question about media reports claiming that more than 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the virus.

First Published: Tue, March 17 2020. 19:46 IST
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