Saturday, June 13, 2020

181 Indians stranded in KL land in city in 1st of phase 3 rescue flights

Chennai: The first of a series of flights under phase-3 evacuation of stranded Indians by Air India landed in Chennai with 181 passengers from Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Six flights to be operated by Air India on different days till the end of June will bring in a total of around 1,000 people from Malaysia, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City to Chennai under the flights scheduled under the Vande Bharat Mission. A couple of flights are also scheduled from the Middle East.
Passengers travelling to Chennai from the US, the UK and Europe, however, are inconvenienced as they have to board a connecting flight at Delhi.
The state health authorities and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) are preparing to receive the passengers, who will have to undergo Covid-19 checks at the airport upon arrival and be moved to a government facility or hotel for quarantine.
13/06/20 Times of India
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