New Delhi: A repatriation flight under the Vande Bharat Mission, carrying 180 Indians, who were stranded in Dubai, landed in Tamil Nadu on the early morning of Wednesday. The Air India Express (IX 1611) flight with 94 men, 66 women, 17 children and three infants on board landed with the passengers who were stuck in Dubai for more than two months.
In the repatriation flight, most of the passengers hailed from Tamil Nadu and some from Karnataka and Puducherry, airport officials told media outlets. The medical team at the airport collected the swab samples of all the passengers for RT-PCR COVID-19 tests.
As per government guidelines, all the passengers will be sent for mandatory institutional quarantine for one week followed by seven-day quarantine in their homes. The cost of institutional quarantine will be borne by the passengers and those who test COVID-19 positive will be immediately shifted to hospitals for further treatment.