Air India will operate its first-ever flight to Wuhan under the Vande Bharat Mission on 30 October. The Indian embassy announced this on Friday. Let us tell you that the first case of coronavirus was reported in China’s Wuhan in December. The city was officially declared virus-protected in June and all restrictions were lifted.
Vande Bharat Mission started to help stranded Indians:
This is the sixth flight to China under the Vande Bharat Mission. This mission was started to help stranded Indians in both countries to travel back to their destination. The Delhi-Wuhan flight was announced after the flight was canceled between Delhi-Guangzhou on 23 October.
Passengers traveling in flight will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days:
Passengers traveling from New Delhi to Wuhan will have to stay in the Quarantine for 14 days in the hotels. According to the Indian embassy, the passengers are advise to contact the helpdesk (email@example.com) for any assistance.
Around 13 lakh Indians airlifted by 2 September:
In February this year, when the cases in Wuhan increased significantly, the Indian government operated three flights to evacuate Indians from there. Air India has so far operated five flights under the Vande Bharat Mission for helping Indians stranded in both countries to travel back to their destinations. The sixth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission started from 1 September. As of 2 September, about 13 lakh Indian citizens airlifted under this mission.
53,370 cases reported in India:
There is a steady decline in coronavirus cases in the country. Talking about statistics, a total of more than 78 lakh cases reported in the country so far, out of which more than 70 lakh people have been cured. With this, the recovery rate in the country stands at about 90 percent. According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, a total of 53,370 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths due to coronavirus across the country during this period was 650.