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Coronavirus outbreak: 56 Engineers under quarantine at Manesar

Hyderabad: Around 56 engineers trained, employed by the Chinese company at a facility in the epicenter of Coronavirus outbreak Wuhan have arrived in India but few individuals complained they had to undergo medical checkups more than the usual while returning from China.

Several students and employees have been sent to the quarantine facility center at the navy camp in Manesar in Haryana, while males were sent to army camp. All the individuals will be kept under observation for a couple of weeks there.

“While an employee (Jyothi) released a video claiming that she along with another colleague were not affected by the coronavirus, they were not allowed to take a flight to India as their body temperatures were found to be slightly above normal. Authorities were checking if anyone’s temperature is even slightly higher than the normal. Those two did not have fever, but they were strained and tensed because of the many checks and atmosphere at the immigration desk in particular and the airport in general,” an engineer, who is quarantined at the army camp said.

The engineer claimed the Chinese company representatives had requested the Indian embassy officials to allow the two to fly to India, but they rejected their plea.

Indians returning from China were being quarantined at army and navy facilities at Manesar.

As
many as 20 people were accommodated in each tent with doctors checking their
temperatures twice a day.

The quarantined
individuals were not allowed to meet anyone, including relatives.

“On Saturday, we could not even talk to parents over the phone, now we are able to communicate with them,” another engineer said.

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