The first aircraft arrived in Darwin, Australia after the end of the two-week travel ban imposed by Kovid-19 in India.
Canberra After the end of the two-week travel ban imposed by the Kovid-19 health crisis in India, the first aircraft arrived in Darwin, Australia on Saturday carrying Australian nationals stranded in India. After the ban ended, the Australian government resumed flights from Friday to repatriate its citizens stranded in India. The Qantas aircraft arrived at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airbase shortly before 9 am local time. 150 passengers were to be brought through this, but eventually only 80 citizens returned home. ABC News quoted Australian High Commissioner in India Barry O’Farrell as saying that many passengers were not allowed to board the first flight on Friday as the Kovid-19 investigation revealed their infection. It was reported in the news that 70 persons were stopped from boarding the aircraft as 46 of them were found infected and 24 others had come in close contact with the infected. Those returned home will be taken to the Howard Springs Center. 10,000 people want to return to India About 10,000 permanent residents of Australia want to return home from India. Of these, around 1,000 have been considered at risk and they have been given priority in boarding domestic flights. It is noteworthy that the Australian Government imposed a temporary travel ban, under which a provision of imprisonment of five years or fine of 66 thousand dollars or both was given to those who tried to return home from India for the last 14 days.Also read: Neera Tandon of Indian origin gets important responsibility, appointed as Senior Advisor to Biden Australia helped India 1,056 ventilators, 60 oxygen concentrators and other necessary supplies were sent from the aircraft that arrived in India on Friday to bring back Australian citizens. Australia has provided more than 15 tonnes of medical supplies to India, including over 2,000 ventilators and over 100 oxygen concentrators.