Operation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa Leaves Male With 698 Stranded Indians

India | | May 9, 2020, 2:41 am
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 Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa sailed out from Male for Kochi on Friday (May 08) night with 698 citizens stranded in the Maldives due to lockdown imposed to contain the spreading of the deadly coronavirus. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa sailed out from Male for Kochi on Friday (May 08) night with 698 citizens stranded in the Maldives due to lockdown imposed to contain the spreading of the deadly coronavirus. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The evacuation of Indian nationals from various countries is part of Samudra Setu programme initiated by Indian Navy. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The evacuation of Indian nationals from various countries is part of Samudra Setu programme initiated by Indian Navy. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Out of 698 Indian citizens, 595 are male and 103 are female, including 19 pregnant women. The Navy medical teams are constantly taking care of them. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Out of 698 Indian citizens, 595 are male and 103 are female, including 19 pregnant women. The Navy medical teams are constantly taking care of them. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Before the passengers embarked, the ship was completely sanitised and thereafter all the stranded citizens were thoroughly medically checked. Their baggage was sanitised at the port itself. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Before the passengers embarked, the ship was completely sanitised and thereafter all the stranded citizens were thoroughly medically checked. Their baggage was sanitised at the port itself. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Indian Navy was tasked to evacuate stranded Indian nationals from the Maldives as part of phase one commencing May 8. Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar headed to Male on May 5. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Indian Navy was tasked to evacuate stranded Indian nationals from the Maldives as part of phase one commencing May 8. Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar headed to Male on May 5. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A total of 14 ships have been kept ready to bring stranded citizens from Gulf countries and out of them, two sailed out early on May 5. These ships have made arrangements as per the standard protocol laid out to deal with suspected COVID-19 people like social distancing and sanitisation. Indian Navy has removed non-essential equipment from the vessels in order to accommodate the evacuees. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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A total of 14 ships have been kept ready to bring stranded citizens from Gulf countries and out of them, two sailed out early on May 5. These ships have made arrangements as per the standard protocol laid out to deal with suspected COVID-19 people like social distancing and sanitisation. Indian Navy has removed non-essential equipment from the vessels in order to accommodate the evacuees. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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