Air India flight with 150 Indians from Iran to reach country today; all individuals to be quarantined at army facility in Jaisalmer

Al individuals will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created in Jaisalmer

Asian News International March 13, 2020 11:07:17 IST
Air India flight with 150 Indians from Iran to reach country today; all individuals to be quarantined at army facility in Jaisalmer
  • Air India flight, with 150 Indians being evacuated from Iran, will be reaching Jaisalmer on Friday

  • They will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created in Jaisalmer

  • 'Another batch of 250 people being air evacuated from Iran on 14 March will also land and quarantined at the Army facility at Jaisalmer', Indian Army said

New Delhi: An Air India flight, with 150 Indians being evacuated from Iran, will be reaching Jaisalmer on Friday, where they will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created, the force said.

Air India flight with 150 Indians from Iran to reach country today all individuals to be quarantined at army facility in Jaisalmer

Representational image. PTI

"Individuals will be transferred from the airport post their initial screening to the quarantine facility. Another batch of 250 people being air evacuated from Iran on 14 March will also land and quarantined at the Army facility at Jaisalmer," Indian Army said.

"In the next two to three days, we are expecting more citizens to come back to India. We have prepared new facilities at places including Jodhpur, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Kolkata, Jaisalmer, Chennai and Deolali where we can quarantine these people," Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said earlier in the day.

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