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Govt to facilitate return of Indians stranded abroad from May 7

New Delhi: With the nationwide lockdown coming into its third section on Monday, there was some excellent news for Indians stranded overseas because the Centre has introduced to facilitate their return on compelling grounds in a phased method from Could 7 on cost foundation.

The Union Ministry of Residence Affairs made the announcement, informing that the journey can be organized by plane and naval ships and a typical working process (SOP) has been ready on this regard.

Indian Embassies and Excessive Commissions are getting ready an inventory of distressed Indian residents and the ability can be made obtainable on cost foundation, a press release issued by the Residence Ministry mentioned.

In keeping with the assertion, “Non-scheduled commercial flights would be arranged for air travel and the travel would begin in a phased manner from May 7.”

“Medical screening of the passengers would be done before they board the flight and only the asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel,” it mentioned.

Throughout the journey, all these passengers must observe the protocols, such because the well being tips issued by the Well being Ministry and the Civil Aviation Ministry.

“On reaching the destination, everyone would have to register on the Aarogya Setu app. Everyone would be medically screened,” the assertion mentioned.

After scrutiny, the passengers can be quarantined for 14 days, both in a hospital or in an establishment on cost foundation by the involved state authorities.

The Residence Ministry clarified that Covid-19 take a look at can be executed after 14 days and additional motion can be taken in accordance with well being protocols.

The detailed data will quickly be obtainable on the web sites of the Ministries of Exterior Affairs and Civil Aviation.

“The state governments are being advised to make arrangements, including for testing, quarantine and onward movement of the returning Indians to their respective states,” the assertion mentioned.

For the reason that announcement of the lockdown from March 24 midnight, all worldwide flights had been stopped, leaving Indians in international lands stranded.

(IANS)

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