698 Indians stranded at Maldives Reach Kochi

COVID 19 has taken the whole world by storm. When it began in different corners of the world including the Indian subcontinent, there were many Indians who were living abroad and could not make it home to various kinds of commitments. Therefore, the Indian government has taken up various steps to bring back people at different time intervals owing to rules and notions. Hence, the Indian forces have stepped in to render help, too. From airlifting people stuck in different corners, the Indian Navy ship named INS Jalashwa was carrying as many as 698 Indians.

However, with the passage of time, travel restrictions poured in, and hence, these 698 Indian citizens were stranded at the Maldives island. The global pandemic has spread like wildfire in the whole world. Every country is taking certain strict measures to curb the effect and pace back to normal. 

With understanding the situation, there has been some ease that has been given by the governments to bring its stranded citizens back. The citizens were stranded at the Maldives island began their journey on Friday night that is May 8, 2020. They reached the port of Kochi on Sunday that is May 10, 2020. 

And, these 698 Indians who were evacuated, 440 people belong to Kerala. Out of the left, the state of Tamil Nadu had 110 people, and 45 out of them belonged to Karnataka. This ship also helped 19 pregnant women reach safely. Some people along belonged to states like Goa and Andhra Pradesh. Some were also from Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Rajasthan as well as Telangana.


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