Rome: The Indian embassy in Italy said today that it was assisting more than 300 Indian students stranded in the capital Rome and nearby areas amid the outbreak of coronavirus that has infected nearly 28,000 people in the European nation.
“We are doing all that is possible within our limited resources, despite the current lock-down, to support and assist more than 300 Indian students in Rome and nearby areas. Their swab tests have been taken over the weekend and reports are awaited,” the Embassy tweeted.
The government had earlier evacuated 218 Indians — mostly students — from the Italian city of Milan.
Italy has reported 27,980 confirmed cases of the virus, while 2,158 people have died from the disease — the most outside of China.
Globally, 184,976 people have been infected, while 7,529 have died from COVID-19, as per the latest available data on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website.