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Evacuate 50 Maha students from Singapore, urges Sena MP

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut on Thursday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to ensure evacuation of 50 Maharashtra students stuck in Singapore in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

In his letter to the President, Raut said that these students are stuck at the Singapore airport since March 17.

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On March 18, these students contacted External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who assured them of immediate rescue. “But no arrangement to evacuate them had been made till last Wednesday night, the Sena leader rued.

Raut also said that the Indian Embassy in Singapore has not yet contacted these stranded students.

These students are enrolled in a medical college in the Philippines' capital Manila. The Indian government suspended air travel to and from the Philippines, following which they got stuck at the Singapore airport.

–IANS

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