After extending the lockdown until May 17, 2020, the Indian Government said it will begin evacuating Indians stuck abroad in the COVID-19 lockdown.
In a recent announcement, the government said it will begin the process from May 07, 2020, in a phase-wise manner.
The government has also developed a standard operating protocol for implementation and the evacuation will happen through water and airways.
“Medical screening of passengers would be done before taking to the flight. Only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel. During the journey, all these passengers would have to follow the protocols, such as health protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Civil Aviation,” reads an official statement.
Post arrival, the respective state governments will do the medical screening of all the arrived passengers and put them in quarantine for 14 days either in hospitals or dedicated institutions.
Further actions will depend on healthcare protocols.
Now, the Indian Embassies and high commissions in various nations are preparing the list of beneficiaries who can avail this travel option.
And, the Center also asked state governments to make all necessary preparations to accommodate the requirements for the returning Indians.
Meanwhile, the country’s Covid-19 positive cases further rose to 46,541 as of May 05, 2020, with 1,572 deaths and 12, 919 recovered.
Globally, the number of positive cases reached 3.5 million, 251,000 people died and 1.16 million have recovered.
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