Two flights bring home 350 evacuees

Two flights bring home 350 evacuees

Passengers, who arrived by a flight from Dubai, at the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 4

Two evacuation flights, under the Vande Bharat Mission of the Union Government to evacuate Indians stranded abroad, carrying 350 passengers landed at the Chandigarh international airport here on Saturday.

An IndiGo flight carrying 177 passengers from Dubai arrived at 6.50 am. A SpiceJet flight carrying 173 passengers from the United Arab Emirates landed at the airport at 6.53 pm.

All repatriated persons, who mostly belong to different parts of Punjab, Haryana and nearby states, will reach their districts under the supervision of 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. No passenger was found suffering from fever, cough, cold, etc, and all were asymptomatic for coronavirus.

He said all passengers were asked to take precautions such as covering their face with a mask, using hand sanitisers, washing hands and observing social distancing norms.

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