Kochi, May 9 (PTI) Two flights carrying 362 people from
Oman and Kuwait arrived at the international airport here on
Saturday night as part of India''s ''Vande Bharat Mission'' to
bring home its nationals stranded in various countries due to
the COVID-19 lockdown.
The passengers arrived on two Air India Express flights.
There were a total of 362 people,including eight infants
in the flights which landed here from the two Gulf nations, a
Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) spokesman said.
Official sources said all the passengers would be
subjected to COVID-19 rapid test at the airport before being
transferred to their respective destinations by special taxis
and KSRTC buses.
They will go into quarantine after completing formalities
at the airport.
Another Air India Express flight from Doha, carrying 177
passengers and six infants, is expected to arrive here early
hours on Sunday, sources said. PTI TGB APR