NITN | @notintownlive | 11 May 2020
Kozhikode/UNI: An Air India flight carrying 177 passengers from Bahrain, under the Vande Bharat mission, the biggest ever repatriation drive in the Aviation history in bringing back Indian nationals stranded abroad amid the international lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that begun on Thursday last, will be reaching Calicut International Airport here on Friday midnight.
This will be the third flight under the Vande Bharat mission landing at Calicut International airport. The first one from Dubai and the second one from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia carrying Indian nationals had landed here on May 7 and 8 respectively.
According to airport sources, 177 Indians will be on board in the Air India flight, the second evacuation flight from Bahrain under the mission and landing in Kerala. The first flight from Bahrain under the mission with Indian nationals had landed at Cochin International Airport on May 7.
Among the passengers on board the flight reaching here tonight include pregnant women, children and medically emergency persons besides workers who had lost jobs.
On arrival, the passengers will be subjected to thermal scanning and would be directed to the health help desk at the International terminal who will guide the expatriates to move further.
As per extant norms, all the pregnant women and children would be transported to their homes and others would be shifted to Covid-19 care centres in their home districts.
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