Monday, June 22, 2020

Third flight from Dubai brings back 177 expatriates

Mohali: Third flight from Dubai with 177 stranded Indians, most of them laid off by their companies, landed at Chandigarh International Airport on Sunday.

The Air India Express flight was sixth one to arrive here with people stuck overseas. Earlier, one flight each had brought back people from the USA, Ukraine and Auckland in New Zealand.

Mohali civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said all the passengers arriving from Dubai, who hail from Punjab, Haryana and other states in the region, have been asked to undergo strict institutional quarantine in their respective districts. The administration has taken possession of their passports.

The previous two flights from Dubai arriving on June 2 and 15 had ferried total 345 passengers. Those returning on Sunday said around 5,000 more are waiting in Dubai to be transported back.
22/06/20 Times of India
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