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Two flights bring home 341 persons stranded abroad

Two flights bring home 341 persons stranded abroad

Evacuees arrive by a flight from Sharjah at the Chandigarh international airport on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky



Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 26

Two evacuation flights, under the Vande Bharat Mission of the Union Government to evacuate stranded Indians abroad, carrying 341 passengers landed at the Chandigarh international airport here today.

No passenger was found suffering from fever, cough or cold and all were asymptomatic for coronavirus. — Spokesperson, Health Department

An Air India Express flight carrying 167 evacuated Indians from Sharjah arrived here at 3.30 am. A SpiceJet flight carrying 174 Indians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed at the airport at 5.05 pm.

Till now, 25 international flights carrying 4,018 stranded Indian passengers from various countries have landed at the Chandigarh airport.

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 the government guidelines.

A Health Department spokesperson said health officials took utmost precaution during the screening and passengers also maintained social distancing. He said no passenger was found suffering from fever, cough or cold and all were asymptomatic for coronavirus.


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