Since India began its biggest mission to extract stranded Indians and bring them back home from other countries Vande Bharat Mission, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has brought 22,251 passengers to Mumbai, informed Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Thackeray informed that 145 flights have brought home 22,251 passengers. “Of these 8,070 passengers are from Mumbai; 7,686 from other districts; 6,495 from other States. By July 1, another 26 flights will land in Mumbai,” he added.
Thackeray said that after the passengers arrive in Mumbai, they are kept in institutional quarantine. “Passengers from other districts are being sent to their respective district headquarters,” he added.
“Passengers from outside of Maharashtra are being kept at quarantine centres in Mumbai till they get transport passes from their home States. They are being sent home once these passes are received,” the Chief Minister further said.
Over 3.6 lakh Indians have returned to India from abroad after the government launched the ”Vande Bharat” evacuation mission on May 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs informed.