Air India's first special flight from Dubai to Mangaluru lands with 177 passengers


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (AM)
With inputs from IANS

Mangaluru, May 12: National carrier Air India's first special flight to Mangaluru from Dubai landed at Mangaluru International Airport with 177 passengers on Tuesday, May 12 at 10.04 pm.

As many as 177 passengers - 88 male, 84 female, five children and two infants in all which included 38 pregnant women and 12 medical emergency cases, landed at the airport. All were stranded in the UAE due to the coronavirus induced extended lockdown since March 25 and suspension of overseas flights since March 23.

Money transfer, SIM distribution, ration kit distribution and food arrangement was done for the passengers at the airport.

"The Air India Express IX 384 Boeing 737-8HG landed safely at the Bajpe airport on the outskirts of Mangaluru at 10.04 pm, with 177 passengers from Dubai. All the passengers were given santizer to wash hands and told to wear the mask all the time and keep physical distancing as per the protocols," said an official.

As per the standard operating procedure to be observed by all foreign returnees, the passengers were screened and tested to ensure they were asymptomatic and free from the Covid-19 virus.

After completing the formalities, including immigration check and filling the self-declaration form, the returnees were taken in state-run buses in batches for 14-day institutional quarantine in hotels and other places in the coastal city. Over 17 hotels and 12 hostels are offering their rooms to returnees, with boarding and facilities in compliance with the state health department's guidelines and protocols.

Passengers were told to download the mandatory Quarantine app, the Aroygya Sethu app and Apthamitra app before leaving the airport for contact tracing later.

"Another A-I Express flight is due to land in Mangaluru from Doha in Qatar in a day or two with about 180 foreign returnees," the official added.

IAS officer Rahul Shinde, district health officer Dr Ramachandra Bayari, airport director V V Rao and others were present.

As part of the Indian government's evacuation programme 'Vande Bharat Mission’, flights from India are bringing back stranded Indians from different parts of the world in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

 

  

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  • Aseef, Ajman

    Mon, Jun 8 2020

    As salam walaikumassalam im going through a bad situation im have a kidney disease a problem of high creatine every morning im vomiting doctor suggested me to go for dialysis but I prefer to go back to my country for treatment i have tried every way for traveling back to manglore . I have contacted with indian mbc i have also visted indian mbc filled form for traveling back , i have also booked spice jet fligh of this 16th june but flights got canceled. Today morning. I live here with company accommodation. i have no family here . Please help me go back to my country . Its medical emergency.
    Here im sending my reports and doctors reference letter to travel back to my country. Please help me

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Pallavi can you throw some light what is happening to the amount deposited in PM care fund, When already there is a account PM relief Fund. You are talking as if you are a master of all trade.

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    How much you have paid for PM relief Fund, if you have paid then you have the right to ask PMO, send email with your receipt & PMO will respond. If you had not paid single penny, then just shut up. Dont take the burden of questioning of others donation. No one had asked this question who had paid to relief fund.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    As Indian citizen we gave the right to ask. Mostly it will be used to buy MLA's.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, May 14 2020

    Prabhu how the money came out now. What has been donated make use of the money received to the betterment of the country and to fight covid19. Now a big salute to Modi.

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    It is clearly written in the Bible. ....... son/daughter against their parents, wife against their husband. ........and this is what happening now! Neighbours against .....God is showing his authority through the virus!...not too late to repent.....remove all evil thoughts from your mind....show love ....God will save YOU!

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Each & every person in DK & Udupi had enjoyed the foreign money/benifit either from direct family members or through friends but now everyone do not welcome their return back to homeland. I am asking those people who oppose, do you say from your heart that in your entire life you never took any help/benefit form these NRIs.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    What a tradgey. There was a time everyone used to look up for NRI 's for donation. But today when the NRI 's are going thru a bad situation no one is there to help them out. NRI 's do not pay tax what they say. But what is their contributoon to the government in foreign currency can not be forgotten. It's high time for NRI 's to think befire in future days. No government will give you a hand in difficult times but they have sufficient when they purchase MLA's.

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  • wasim, dubai

    Wed, May 13 2020

    and alos planning was going put tax on that money shame ful

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Wed, May 13 2020

    As far as I know, NRIs are depositing money in their own account. And they only spend it. Then how is this benefiting Govt . I don't understand.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Prabhu Karkala - Rightly Said NRI 's are depositing money in the bank.
    NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) contribute to the Indian economy significantly. It aids the Indian economy at a large-scale specifically generating employment internally by strengthening national savings, capital accumulation, investment, and so on. On the small-scale, the remittance received by the family members is used to meet their basic needs, and open up opportunities for investing in education, health care, and so forth.

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  • Lokesh Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    I do not understand why Mangaloreans/Udupi People are so afraid of return of our own People who went to gulf for Jobs. They have every right to return to their home country as much as you people have for staying in this country . with half knowledge and fake news spread from whatsapp university we are scared for everything. Was corona not there in these cities before our people from Gulf Returned ? this is the time to show some Humanity and help each other. District Administration should monitor strict 14 days Quarantine for the people who have arrived . together we fight from our individual Places es can defeat any VIRUS in this world.

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  • Mac, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    We already started using the word " these people"

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    how much there are charging for quarantine in hotel and in hostel or in government hospital .
    1. hotel - 20000 rs with room and ac and good facility .
    2. hostel -1000 rs with room and toilet
    3. government hospital only bed ...

    this happened one of my friend in Hyderabad......
    authority is asking what type of facility you need we will arrange but this much will cost then.......
    then why did "COVD-19 relief fund " central announce 2000 cores or 1000 cores ....
    all this is making business for government party .....

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  • richard, shirva

    Wed, May 13 2020

    '@roy pinto, mangalore Covid 19 relief nothing to do for health check-up or quarantine, who are coming from outside (by own wish/force) otherwise our PM told day-one! 'stay wherever you are with care don't travel'...Pinto, it is not time for politics rather to understand the situation and mutual cooperation of good society!!
    Govt, Associations, Daiji offers a very good support hand, which we must appreciate

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  • Pallavi, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    stop spreading lies and hate. There are hotels from all range to suit budget of everyone! I am pretty sure u havnt donated a paisa since u dont have any faith in the govt! So u need not worry about the money! Its not urs

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    you make not know how other people are suffering dear . you know only your government. come out for well dont be a frog in well . if you want i will send my friend number or so that you can speak with him and his family ok ....
    before commenting please see around India what going on .

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  • VCS, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    How does it matter to u if he has donated or not... We are asking about the fund that public have every right to know about.. and NRIs don't have trees on which money grows.... They slog their asses off to earn there... The way ur talking is enough to show how good a citizen you are and ur humanity...

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  • amith shetty, Mangalore/Qatar

    Wed, May 13 2020

    20,000/- or 2,000/- ?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    quarantine should have been in their homes. most of the arrivals have lost their jobs & dey don't have money 2 pay 4 hotels or in hostels. hotels r highely paid and managed from da politicians. hostels r in poor conditions. citizens should b well taken care by da dist., admin.

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  • Guru, Mulki

    Wed, May 13 2020

    See. How these people are behaving now. When they were at Gulf they act like CHUHA. Once back they became SHER.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    just like u under dacchaiwala, u r a chuvah.

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  • Pallavi, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    yeh right!! N eventually risking lifes of thousands in and around. Lets see if u ll be saying this if there there are any returning people next to your house

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  • Mac, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Pallavi as long as they are home quarantined its fine. it wont spread via air

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Keep them in strict quarantine for 14 days in their alloted places! Punish the rule breakers severely. If not for First Neuro outbreak, DK would have been Corona free. Don't let the history repeat again!!

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  • Lobo, Belman

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Just wait for one or two days. Then see their nataka. I am sure they will not obey any instructions given by authorities. Once situation becomes very bad here, they will again fly back.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Mangalore locals need to take action if any quarantined person is seen outside. But wear masks and gloves!

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    How long do you think DK can hold on "Corona Free"?? Remember this virus will be a part of our daily life in future. No one can deny that....

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Let us wish all of them corona free

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Why quarantine? Allow them to go to their home. Anyways we have to learn to live with the virus.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    You will live. What about elder and sick people.

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Anand, Mangalore

    Pray to God, only God can save us.....

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  • Edward Maben, Kudla

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Welcome home dear fellow citizens. Good job everyone involved in this humane task. But i will still condemn how we handled the migrants issue. Their tears will always remain our cross to bear. With the way we failed the migrants, it is proved again that it is a curse to be poor. If not the various NGO and good Samaritans, one can imagine the disaster we would have faced. It is time for decisions in India to be faster. Time always is crucial and the most important deciding factor.

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Now it will be disaster for DK and Udupi.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Welcome home guys.

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  • Rameez, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    In new india some Group of people even Dislike Gandhiji....😄😄

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  • Nazir, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Not even free water bottle they given to passengers
    (food arrangement & ration kit ???)

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  • Lobo, Belman

    Wed, May 13 2020

    See now it started. Ye tik nahi hai, wo tik nahi hai. Then why you people came back?, if everything was fine at Gulf.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Stop grumbling and complaining now instead thank God for safely landing in Mangalore. Now just remain quarantined for the period notified by the authorities to save yourself and your families as well as others.

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  • Nazir Ahmed, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    There was no ration kit distribution or food arrangements for passengers not even water bottle or sitting arrangements for pregnant women's.
    All passengers sufferd a lot .

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  • Dasappa Shetty B, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Learn appreciating whatever little help received from administration.

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Exactly. They are fortunate that we and Govt are helping them so much, in spite of they not paying any tax here.

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  • Nazir Ahmed, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    First of all get the knowledge of the taxes paid MISS... We do pay all the taxes in India inspite of not being there .....if you really want to know and comment first know why does we not pay only income tax and rest all are paid......and also gain the knowledge that the amount you get through NRI's....

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Do not bother. These people never appreciate their mother country as their loyalty lies somewhere else!

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  • Pravin, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Exactly. Never.

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  • Nazir Ahmed, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    We appreciate when we get help .....will you appreciate inspite of not getting a single thing and be quiet.....never simply comment until and unless u face it sitting at home.....

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  • Syed, Bhatkal

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Meaning every passenger on arrival has to pay for quarantine facilities. I mean no free quarantine provided by government? What if a traveler has no money?

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  • aap, managlore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Kannada TV channel is ready with garama garam hate news think . new name of virus vande baratha corona , ? how cheap mentality of Indian media during this pandemic situation doing blame game. instead of question govt for failing to provide basic necessary things to poor people . shame on those channel doing thablig corona , corona jihad etc ...

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  • Asif Karim haji, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    My wife 8month pregnent and 1.8month daughter and 55yeaar aged mom is stuck still dubai

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  • ManojB, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Dear Asif sad to read your comments why don’t you contact Indian embassy? i am sure they will help.. As per I know they are giving first priority pregnant woman’s, children’s and senior citizens. Try in next flight

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  • Ginil, Kodagu /Al ain UAE

    Wed, May 13 2020

    I want know when is your next flights to UAE to Manglore operates ?? Please let me know

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  • ALFA, Mangalore/Doha

    Tue, May 12 2020

    HI Every one,

    Is anyone aware which are the 17 hotels that have been allocated for the quarantined and price list. Where can we get this info?

    If anyone is aware do reply for this.

    Regards
    Daijiworld Reader.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Previous News report said.. different types of hotels have been booked.

    3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star etc.. Prices range from Rs.1,000 to Rs.4,500 per day. Food you can order, if you are in Hotel facility.

    So, high-end hotel will cost Rs.63,000(14 days/Rs.4,500 per day) + Food charges.

    Government Hostel Dormitory is Free with Free food, but almost non-existent facilities

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Welcome to Matrubhoomi Hindustan.

    Please stay safe and healthy. Drink responsibly.

    II Namo Namaha II

    Jai Hind.

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    China is the responsible for this ...

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    i can see in the image the emigration officers wearing full of Blue Garbage Bag. Please at-least respect the NRI people . When you need the donation you need NRI

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    everyone has to shell out atleast 2000 per day per person for next 14 days ..Its a bit unfair ..
    They can test the patients after 4 days and reduce the number of days to 7 days institutional quarantine and 7 Days home quarantine if not positive.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, May 12 2020

    People,

    DC / SP and Ivan / Nalin should have gone to Mangalore Airport with Roses and Packets of Golibaje to Welcome Dubai Passengers....before sending them for Quarantine in Mangalore hotels....

    Athithi Devobhava....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • STEVEN, Manglore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Many pregnant woman still stranded in Abu dhabi and other Emirates

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  • Mac, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Politics played role in giving priority many still waiting for their number in Al Ain Ras Al Khaima And Abu Dhabi

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU KUDLA.

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  • Sham, Mangalore / Dubai

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Kerala handled Corona crisis much better than karnataka.. Aged ladies registered not yet allowed to return when asked they answer first priority is for pregnant ladies.. Quarantine pay is compulsory for karnataka but kerala they have free option..

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  • vik, Puttur

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Kerala Covid -19 tested - 38,547

    Karnatak Covid -19 tested - 1,16,533

    Less test less Case More test more case
    as Rahul Gandhi said!

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  • Gokul, Kerala

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Kerala test count is low but they have a very good test sample selection process. And covid positive we got out of 140 tests that's a very good rate. Our result is bcoz of the strict quarantine and lockdown we did. Initially there was a miss that's the reason we had this high count in kasargode. Now every thing is under control. Who ever coming posiitive now is people coming from outside.

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  • Mac, Mangalore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Many pregnant woman still stranded in Abu Dhabi

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  • DevKumar, Mangalore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Suswagata

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  • Santosh, Mnaglore / DXB

    Tue, May 12 2020

    This is our mentality, people dislike "suswagatha " also. maybe they don't like Sanskrit. prod to be Tulu

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Suswagatha disliked people are unpads...Ignore them sir..

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