First Evacuation flight lands at Mohali International Airport
S. A. S. Nagar, May 22: As part of the efforts to bring back people stranded abroad, the first evacuation flight from USA landed at the Mohali International Airport here today afternoon. The flight had first landed at the International Airport in New Delhi and afterwards came to Mohali Airport.
Divulging this here today, the Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that the flight had over 100 passengers and out of these, 61 belong to Punjab including 5 belonging to the S. A. S. Nagar District, 10 from Amritsar, 2 from Bathinda, 1 each from Fatehgarh Sahib and Fazilka, 3 from Ferozepur, 2 from Gurdaspur, 6 from Hoshiarpur, 5 from Jalandhar, 4 from Kapurthala, 7 from Ludhiana, 1 each from Pathankot, Sangrur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Sri Muktsar Sahib and 11 from Patiala. The neighbouring State of Haryana had 12, Himachal Pradesh 16, Chandigarh 9 and Uttarakhand 2 passengers.
He further elaborated that as per the health department protocol, all the passengers were subjected to medical screening with strict compliance with the social distancing norms and nobody was found symptomatic.
He further elaborated that all the passengers were also impressed upon by the Health Department teams deployed at the airport to take all health related precautions such as cover their face with masks, using hand sanitizers, washing hands as much as possible and observe social distancing guidelines.
He also said that the passengers hailing from the district would not be sent home as of now and would be kept under the quarantine at the various Government facilities at hotels for 14 days as a precautionary measure. The District Administration had made arrangements and sent the passengers belonging to the other districts and the States to their respective districts and States where they would undergo quarantine period.
He also added that the next evacuation flight would land at the airport on 30th May from Ukraine.