Special flights carrying 1,153 Gujarat residents to reach throughout May 10-13

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Five particular flights carrying

1,153 residents of Gujarat, who’ve been stranded in varied nations because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown in India, will land in Ahmedabad between May 10 and May 13, a senior official stated on Saturday.

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They will likely be flown from Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, UK and Kuwait, he stated.

The state govt has made required preparations for thermal screening, health check-up and institutional quarantine for the passengers, primarily comprising college students, stated Ashwani Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

The particular flights are being operated by the Central govt as a part of huge operations launched by it to evacuate stranded Indians from air and sea.

The first flight carrying 243 passengers from Singapore will land on May 10, adopted by a flight from Philippines with 243 passengers on the midnight of May 12. A flight from the USA with 147 passengers will land on the early morning of May 12, he stated.

A flight carrying 370 passengers from the UK will land at 1:45 am on May 13 and that from Kuwait with 149 passengers will land on the night time of May 13, Kumar informed reporters.

Operations of business flights have been suspended since Indian imposed a lockdown on March 25, which was subsequently prolonged until May 17, to curb the outspread of novel coronavirus, which is believed to have originated from Wuhan in China.


[Attribution Business Standard]

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