Thursday, June 25, 2020

Airlift mission for NE India residents on June 30

Air India will ferry at least 150 Indians including people from six states of Northeast India stranded in Kyrgyzstan on June 30, under phase 3 of the Vande Bharat Mission.

Tripura Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath, while quoting an External Affairs Ministry communication, said that the flight would land at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati on June 30.

Of these, 70 people are from Manipur, 67 from Assam, eight from Arunachal Pradesh and two each from Tripura and Mizoram, and one from Meghalaya.
Nath said that earlier a large number of northeastern residents had returned from Bangladesh, Kuwait and other countries.

The 3rd phase of the Vande Bharat Mission began on June 11 and will continue till July 2.

Over 500 residents of northeast India, stranded in Bangladesh, had returned by road. Health officials said that they were sent in institutional quarantine for seven days, after which they had to undergo home quarantine for another seven days. Many of these returnees had tested positive for Covid-19.
25/06/20 North East Daily
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