SpiceJet and IndiGo airplane took 275 Indians, who have been just lately evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, from Delhi to Jodhpur for quarantine on Sunday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned.
India is recently beneath a 21-day lockdown until April 14 to curb the unfold of the coronavirus and in consequence, all global and home business passenger flights were suspended for this era.
“Operation Namaste! Efforts to safeguard Indian voters towards Covid19 proceed,” Puri wrote on Twitter.
“The 275 Indians who have been evacuated from Iran were screened & shifted by way of IndiGo and SpiceJet airplane to Military Wellness Centre at Jodhpur for quarantine,” he added.
In a remark, IndiGo’s Leader Government Officer Ronojoy Dutta mentioned, “We’re honoured to find a way to function this reduction flight, which enabled the moving of 139 Indian voters evacuated from Iran to Jodhpur for checking out, isolation and remedy as wanted.”
The IndiGo flight 6E9121 used to be operated by way of two pilots and 4 cabin team contributors, the remark mentioned.
All 139 passengers aboard the IndiGo airplane examined unfavorable for the coronavirus previous to the flight, it added.
In keeping with the Union Well being Ministry, 979 folks have examined sure for the virus in India to this point and 25 deaths because of COVID-19 were reported.