A group of 15 students from Kerala, stranded at the Chinese airport in Kunming after the coronavirus outbreak, landed at Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) at around 11 p.m. on Friday.
A statement said the group was transported by Air Asia through Bangkok. "Five sterilized ambulances and a team of doctors are being organized at the airport to be transported to Kochi Medical College's isolation ward," the release, which was released an hour before their landing, would be decided after review.
Dr. S. Sreedevi, additional district doctor, Ernakulam, said that while there was still no clarity about the number of students or their health, the hospital was fully prepared to receive them. “We have 30 beds in the isolation station, which are cared for by experienced doctors and paramedics. Once the students are in the hospital, we will examine them, collect their blood samples and throat swabs, and see if they need to be admitted, ”she said.
The protocol followed in the observed cases and in quarantine was followed.
The students reportedly took a high-speed train from Wuhan in Hubei Province shortly before the site was completely shut down to reach Kunming in Yunnan in about six and a half hours. While they were initially considering traveling to India via Singapore, they were refused permission.