Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flies 177 Indians back home to Mangaluru from Dubai

First Published 13, May 2020, 3:34 PM

The returnees have been undergoing a 14-day quarantine at locations monitored by doctors assigned by the health department. More than 17 hotels and 12 hostels have been arranged for accommodation of the returnees.
 

<p>The first flight to repatriate 177 citizens stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Mangaluru on May 12 night.<br />
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The first flight to repatriate 177 citizens stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Mangaluru on May 12 night.
 

<p>The total number of passengers, including 88 men, 84 women, five children and two infants arrived by the Air India Express flight IX 384 late Tuesday night, airport sources said.</p>

The total number of passengers, including 88 men, 84 women, five children and two infants arrived by the Air India Express flight IX 384 late Tuesday night, airport sources said.

<p>There were 12 medical emergency cases and 38 pregnant women among them, they said.</p>

There were 12 medical emergency cases and 38 pregnant women among them, they said.

<p>The district administration had made arrangements for receiving the passengers, who were provided with sanitisers and masks.</p>

The district administration had made arrangements for receiving the passengers, who were provided with sanitisers and masks.

<p>The Air India flight left Dubai at 16:10 and landed in Mangaluru at 21:10. All the foreign returnees were screened as per the standard operating procedure to ensure that they were asymptomatic.<br />
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The Air India flight left Dubai at 16:10 and landed in Mangaluru at 21:10. All the foreign returnees were screened as per the standard operating procedure to ensure that they were asymptomatic.
 

<p>The flight, which was originally scheduled to reach on May 14, was rescheduled after constant persuasion from non-resident Indians.<br />
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The flight, which was originally scheduled to reach on May 14, was rescheduled after constant persuasion from non-resident Indians.
 

<p>The centre has made arrangements for two flights to bring back Indians stranded in Gulf countries to Karnataka.</p>

The centre has made arrangements for two flights to bring back Indians stranded in Gulf countries to Karnataka.

<p>The date of the operation of another flight from Doha to Bengaluru will be announced soon. Meanwhile, the second flight from Dubai will land in Bengaluru on May 15.</p>

The date of the operation of another flight from Doha to Bengaluru will be announced soon. Meanwhile, the second flight from Dubai will land in Bengaluru on May 15.

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