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277 Indians stranded in Iran rescued; brought to Jodhpur by army

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March 25, 2020, 6:51 pm

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Indian nationals airlifted from Iran being screened at Jodhpur Airport

Jaipur: Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, 277 Indian nationals who were stranded in Iran were airlifted and brought to Jodhpur in two Air India flights on Wednesday. They have been lodged in a quarantine centre. All of them are being screened for Coronavirus and will be kept in the centre for 14-28 days.

The flight arrived at Jodhpur Airport at 6.30 am on Wednesday. The Army’s Wellness Centre where these Indian nationals have been quarantined can accommodate 500 people. This is the first lot of Indian nationals brought to Jodhpur from Iran. Earlier, another group of Indian nationals had been brought to Jaisalmer.  

Meanwhile, the administration and police imposed the lockdown strictly throughout the state on Wednesday.  Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has formed 120 teams to sanitize public places in different wards. Fire fighting vehicles are being used to sanitize public places with Sodium Hypochlorite.

The police put barricades through the city in Jaipur and stopped people who ventured out of their homes despite the lockdown. Police officials also distributed food packets in their jurisdictional area. DGP Bhupendra appealed to the police officials and jawans that people from lower economic background should not go hungry during the lockdown.  

First published: March 25, 2020