The federal government on Tuesday mentioned India will fly again round 15,00zero Indians stranded in 12 international locations because of coronavirus lockdown on greater than 60 flights within the first seven days, beginning Could 7.
On the mega evacuation plan, sources within the authorities mentioned that greater than 60 worldwide flights have been deliberate for one week beginning Could 7.
Sources added that the focused evacuation is of over 2,00zero Indians on daily basis from Could 7 to Could 13. The 12 international locations from the place Indians might be evacuated embrace the Gulf, the US, the UK, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia, they mentioned.
India, which has been below a lockdown, had banned arrival of worldwide flights starting March 23. The 21-day lockdown first prolonged until Could three after which once more until Could 17.
In a reduction for Indians caught overseas, the federal government on Monday introduced that it’ll begin evacuating its residents from Could 7. Saying that the method might be carried out in a phased method, the Residence Ministry mentioned it is going to be a paid service.
“Authorities of India might be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded overseas on compelling grounds in a phased method,” a press assertion learn. The assertion added that solely these exhibiting no signs of coronavirus might be allowed to journey.
After their arrival in India, their medical examination might be performed and they are going to be subsequently put below quarantine for 14 days, both in a hospital or in an institutional facility, additionally on cost foundation, the assertion added.
India has ready the usual working protocol (SOP), and the Indian embassies and excessive commissions are getting ready a listing of distressed residents, in line with the ministry.
“This facility can be made out there on payment-basis. Non-scheduled industrial flights can be organized for air journey,” it mentioned.
Medical screening of passengers might be finished earlier than taking the flight and solely asymptomatic passengers might be allowed to journey.
Throughout the journey, they should observe the protocols, such because the well being protocols issued by the Well being Ministry and the Civil Aviation Ministry, it mentioned.
“On reaching the vacation spot, everybody must register on the Arogya Setu app,” the Residence Ministry mentioned. “Everybody can be medically screened. After scrutiny, they might be quarantined for 14 days, both in a hospital or in an institutional quarantine on payment-basis, by the involved state authorities,” it mentioned.