New Delhi: Over 270 Indians stranded in Iran brought back to India on Wednesday with Iran-based Mahan Air.
According to sources Indians will shift from Tehran to Delhi and then all the passengers will be taken to Jodhpur. It was last week, Centre had given permission to Iran-based Mahan Air for evacuating Indians stuck in the Middle Eastern country.
Two ferry flights were allowed to land in India, to evacuate around 600 Indians from Iran. The first such flight arrived on Wednesday, the second flight will be operated on March 28.
After preliminary screening conducted at the airport upon arrival, the evacuees were shifted to the Indian Army quarantine facility established at Jodhpur Military Station.
Army in coordination with the Rajasthan State Medical authorities and Civil Administration, Jodhpur has made adequate medical and administrative arrangements to provide medical support.
The facility has a dedicated team of Army doctors, who will be constantly monitoring the health parameters of the evacuees for the duration of their stay.
Indian Defence forces have set up quarantine bases across the country for 5000 people who are suspected to be affected by coronavirus or are coming from coronavirus-affected countries.
The Indian Army has set up quarantine bases for around 4000 people and Indian Navy and Indian Air Force set up facilities for 1000 people