Saturday, March 21, 2020

Air India aircraft to rescue over 200 Indians stranded in Rome, Italy due to Coronavirus

Amid Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak, Air India will send an aircraft to bring back Indians stranded in Rome. News agency PTI reported that the National Carrier will send a 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Rome today to evacuate Indians stranded in Rome amid the coronavirus crisis. The Air India flight will return with the Indian citizens from Rome on Sunday morning. From tomorrow, the Government of India has decided not to allow any international flight to land in India for a week.

Earlier, reports said the government will send Air India 787 Dreamline to Rome, which will bring back around 230 people who have tested negative for novel coronavirus. As many as 374 Indians are said to have tested negative for Covid-19 in Italy, which is one of the worst affected country by the virus.
Before Saturday’s rescue mission, Air India had evacuated 218 people from Milan in Italy.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has said that passengers arriving in India from all countries are being scanned universally. Decisions on quarantine and further medical examination are taken after the scanning procedure.

21/03/20 Financial Express

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