Coronavirus Scare: India suspends e-visa for passengers traveling from China.
The life taking epidemic Coronavirus Scare has now become a global threat. Every country is taking preventive measures to protect themselves from this deadly virus. India on Sunday suspends e-visa facility for the Chinese as well as foreign travellers staying in China.
The deadly epidemic has till now cost 304 lives. More than 14,000 are infected by the Coronavirus Scare icareScaren China. The scariest part is that it has spread across 25 countries including India, US and UK.
Indian Embassy’s Announcement.
The Indian Embassy announces that “Due to certain current developments, travel to India on e-visas stands temporarily suspended with immediate effect.”
“The suspension applies to holders of a Chinese passport. Also, it is applicable to the applicants of other nationalities residing in China. Those who have already issued the e-visas are to note that they are no longer valid,” announcement includes.
The announcement also includes, “All those who have a compelling reason to visit India may contact the Embassy of India in Beijing. Or the Indian consulates in Shanghai or Guangzhou. Also, people can contact the Indian Visa Application Centres in these cities.”
Why such a sudden stop?
Due to the rising number of deaths and spreading of the coronavirus in China, the Indian Embassy has to take this step. Also, India too has two positive cases of the virus in Kerala. Both the patients are from Kerala and have recently come from Wuhan. They are in the isolation ward, with doctors closely monitoring their condition.
Two batches of Indian nationals have been evacuated from Wuhan which is the epicentre of coronavirus. Total of 624 people is brought back to India and are sent to quarantine facility.
In the view of the major outbreak of coronavirus, Indian Embassy announces the suspension of e-visa. WHO warns that other countries need to prepare for the epidemic. “Countries need to get ready for possible importation in order to identify cases as early as possible. And in order to be ready for domestic outbreak control, if that happens.”