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The second batch of Indian nationals to be repatriated from the Maldives has departed the country on the Indian naval ship, INS Magar.
The High Commission of India in the Maldives stated 202 Indian nationals stranded in the Maldives were repatriated on INS Magar, after testing them for COVID-19. The high commission noted all individuals will undergo a 14-day quarantine period after reaching India.
The first batch of Indian nationals to be repatriated from the Maldives included 750 individuals, who were transported to Cochin via the naval ship INS Jalashwa on May 8. The Indian high commission stated a total of 1,800 Indian nationals will be repatriated from the Maldives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The high commission said priority is given to evacuate pregnant women, individuals who have lost their jobs and tourists stranded in the Maldives.