300 more to be evacuated from India tomorrow

Local | 2 Jun 2020 3:30 pm

Another group of about 300 Hong Kong residents, including pregnant women and children, stranded in India will be flown back from Mumbai in the early morning tomorrow.

The passengers will pay for the flight.

The flight will bring people who are in Mumbai and those in its surrounding areas, the government said.

Over the past few days, the Immigration Department has individually contacted those seeking assistance to confirm their wishes to take the flight, and to obtain their personal particulars for applying for travel permission from the local government.

The returnees from India will be tested for the coronavirus at the temporary specimen collection centre at AsiaWorld-Expo. After their deep throat saliva samples are collected, the returnees will be transferred to the quarantine centre at Chun Yeung Estate, Fo Tan, for a 14-day compulsory quarantine.

As at June 1, the Immigration Department had  contacted about 4,800 Hong Kong residents stranded in India. The first batch of about 250 Hong Kong residents returned to Hong Kong on May 18 on a chartered flight arranged by the government departing from New Delhi.

 

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