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The Police force have organized and prepared themselves to smoothly handle the expatriates who arrive at the Cochin International Airport Limited on Thursday.
These expatriates will be medically screened. There will be two hundred police personnel deployed at the airport and in the areas nearby.
The COVID-control room will begin at 2 p.m. Two DySps, two sub-inspectors and four civil police officers will be appointed to manage things.
District Police Chief (Ernakulam Rural) K. Karthik said that details of the flights and passengers will be collected at the control room.
Social distancing rules will be followed at the airport. Three inspectors, three sub-inspectors and seven civil police officers will stand at the arrival gate. The police will properly monitor the arrival area.
After a strict check, vehicles will be allowed to move in and out. At the airport check-post area police picket will be set up.
Expatriates will be transported in special taxis, arrangements are made. In a seating capacity of four or five passengers, only two passengers will be allowed in a cab.
On Thursday, at 9.40, a single evacuation flight will land at Kochi and it will come from Abu Dhabi with 200 passengers. On Saturday, 200 passengers from Doha would land here.
By Neha Makhija