Vande Bharat Mission: Phase IV flights Schedule Details from Kuwait to India
Indian government started the Vande Bharat Mission, one of the largest initiatives to repatriate nationals back to India on May 7 under which the Ministry of Civil Aviation is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs and state governments for bringing Indians back to their homeland.
Indian missions around the world have been registering citizens stranded when Covid-19-related travel restrictions were put in place by India and other countries, and those who want to return because they have lost their jobs or to meet their families.
In line with the directives of the Supreme Court of India and the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the airlines would provide face shields to all passengers on repatriation flights while those occupying the middle seats would be given protective wrap-around gowns, officials confirmed.
Meanwhile, The Maharashtra Government is continuously quarantining all its residents, and those who have been arriving at Mumbai airport under the Vande Bharat mission of the Central Government. Till date 28,435 persons have arrived in the city on 182 special flights. By July 15, more passengers on 40 flights are expected to arrive here, a statement by the Maharashtra Government said.
Tentative schedule of Vande Bharat Mission Phase IV flights from Kuwait to India:
India has crossed the nine-million mark in conducting Covid-19 tests, with 90,56,173 samples having been examined till Wednesday, officials said on Thursday.
Total coronavirus cases in India today crossed the 6,00,000 mark after 19,148 fresh infections were reported in past 24 hours. According to health ministry figures, there were 2,26,947 active cases in India while 3,59,859 patients have recovered while total case count has gone up to 6,04,641. The death toll went up to 17,834, including 434 fatalities in 24 hours.
A total of 11,881 coronavirus patients have recovered from the illness in the last 24 hours in the country. With new recoveries, the total number of cured persons has surged to 3,59,859, while the recovery rate has improved to nearly 60 per cent in India, the Central government said on Thursday.