- The vessel reached Kochi port at 11.30 am, carrying 568 from Kerala, 15 from Tamil Nadu, three from Telangana and two from Lakshadweep.
- Air India special flight carrying 168 Indians from Chicago reached Hyderabad on Sunday morning via Delhi
Navy warship INS Jalashv arrived in Kochi on Sunday carrying 588 Indians from the Maldives. According to officials, these people were brought to India under the second phase of the Vande Bharat project. The vessel reached Kochi port at 11.30 am. This includes 568 women from Kerala, 15 from Tamil Nadu, three from Telangana and two from Lakshadweep, including 6 pregnant women and 21 children. Kochi Airport tweeted a picture of the returned Indians. This is the third group of Indians returning from the Maldives under the Samudra Setu project at Kochi Airport.
Earlier, an Air India special aircraft carrying 168 Indians from Chicago reached Hyderabad at around 4.45 am. Flight number AI-126 reached here via Delhi. All passengers were alighted at the airport’s international terminal. Earlier this terminal was completely sanitized.
On 10 May, Jalashv reached 698 people for the first time.
INS Jalashv reached Kochi on May 10 with 698 Indians from Male. It was returned with 595 males and 103 females. These included 19 pregnant women. After this, on May 11, INS Magar had reached Kochi carrying 202 Indians from Maldives. The Navy has started operations through INS Jalashv and INS Magar to bring back around 2000 people. Both warships will bring back Indians from Kochi in Kerala and Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu twice.
Employees of the Kochi Port Trust sanitizing the goods of Indians who returned from the Maldives at Kochi Port.What is the protocol for this operation?
While bringing people, infection is not taken care of. Marines have to take other precautions with the care of social distancing on ships. Crew members are not allowed to meet the people being rescued. Only crew members required for sailing are also deployed on the ship. Screening of all passengers is necessary before boarding the ship and after returning to India. All those returned will be quarantined