177 evacuee passengers from Kuwait arrive at Chandigarh International Airport

177 evacuee passengers from Kuwait arrive at Chandigarh International Airport

Evacuee passengers from Kuwait being screened at Chandigarh International airport on Sunday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 5

Fourteenth evacuation flight from Kuwait, under the Vande Bharat Mission of the Union Government to evacuate stranded Indian nationals abroad, carrying 177 passengers landed at the Chandigarh International Airport here on Wednesday.  

The GoAir flight no G8 7298 flight arrived at the local airport at 6.30 pm.

All repatriated persons, who mostly belong to different parts of Punjab, Haryana and nearby states, will reach their districts under the supervision of the respective state government representatives where they will be quarantined as per government guidelines.

Processing of passengers went smooth at the airport with joint efforts of all the authorities/agencies which were involved in the processing of passengers which were governments of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, CISF, Immigration, Customs and Punjab Police etc., along with Chandigarh International Airport.

A health department spokesman said that during the screening the health officials took utmost precaution and the passengers also maintained social distancing.

He informed that no passenger was suffering from fever, cough, cold etc and all were asymptomatic for coronavirus.

He further elaborated that all the passengers were also impressed upon by the health department teams deployed at the airport to take all health related precautions such as cover their face with masks, using hand sanitizers, washing hands as much as possible and observe social distancing guidelines. 

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