First repatriation flight from London takes off for Mumbai with 326 Indians

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on May 9, 2020
The first Air India flight from the UK, as part of the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians stranded overseas due to the coronavirus lockdown, took off from London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday with 326 passengers to Mumbai.

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Published on May 8, 2020 -  02:43
Watch: 'Special flight' with 177 stranded Indians from UAE lands in Kochi
Flight carrying stranded Indians in Abu Dhabi landed at Cochin International Airport. The repatriation flight of Air India Express brought back 177 Indian nationals. The first batch of stranded Indians included four infants. Thorough screenings were done at both Dubai and Kochi airport in view of Covid. Medical kits were also handed over to passengers. Indian government decided to repatriate its citizens in two special flights from UAE. This marks the start of repatriation process to bring stranded Indians home. MEA has prepared a chart to evacuate over 14,000 Indian nationals by 64 flights. These Indian nationals are stranded in 13 foreign countries.

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