Wednesday, May 06, 2020

7 flights to fly 2,350 people from 6 countries to Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As many as 2,350 Indians stranded in six countries would arrive here in seven flights, a top Telangana official said on Wednesday.

Seven flights to Hyderabad will be part of the largest evacuation exercise ''Vande Bharat Mission'', beginning on May 7. Under the exercise, the Centre will operate 64 flights till May 13 to bring home nearly 14,800 nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

During the day, Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar reviewed arrangements for arrival of people by special flights.
He said the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had issued orders regarding movement of Indian nationals stranded in foreign countries and also the standard operating protocol (SOP).

He asked officials to make arrangements for institutional quarantine, medical screening at the airport and coordination with the nodal officers, designated by the Ministry of External Affairs.
06/05/20 IANS/Outlook

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