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China decides to evacuate its nationals from India ‘facing difficulties’ in wake of coronavirus pandemic

China has decided to evacuate its citizens in India, the Press Trust of India reported. The decision has come in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, where Chinese nationals in India are reportedly facing difficulties.

“China decides to evacuate its citizens, including students, tourists and businessmen, from India who are facing “difficulties” in the country and want to return home in wake of coronavirus pandemic,” PTI reported.

India registered biggest single day spike of COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day on Monday with 6,977 new infections, reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 1,38,845, while the death toll rose to 4,021, according to the Union Health Ministry of India.

A total 154 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours till Monday 8 am.

The number of active COVID-19 cases climbed to 77,103 while 57,720 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.

China and India have also been locked in a standoff with each other in eastern Ladakh, where the deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent fist-fight on the evening of May 5 which spilled over to the next day before the two sides agreed to “disengage” following a meeting at the level of local commanders.

The Chinese troops have reportedly “come about three kilometres inside Indian territory” South East of the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.

In the midst of the escalating tension, Army Chief General MM Naravane paid a quiet visit to the headquarters of 14 Corps in Leh on May 22 and reviewed with the top commanders the overall security scenario in the region including in the disputed areas along the LAC — the de-facto border between India and China.

 

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