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Because of the COVID-19 epidemic , India used submarines to bring thousands of people home

Jalashwa Naval Ship participated in the campaign to rescue Indian citizens

The Indian Navy on May 8 dispatched the INS Jalashwa naval ship to the Maldives, bringing about 750 citizens stranded by the COVID-19 epidemic here. This is a small part of the hundreds of thousands of Indian citizens trapped around the world due to the pandemic.

The Indian Navy's campaign aims to repatriate nearly 15,000 citizens trapped in 12 countries. In the Maldives alone, about 4,000 of the 27,000 people living here have registered to return.

According to the image shared by the Indian Embassy on Twitter, naval vessels have been renovated to accept citizens, each citizen will pay 40 USD for the return trip.

The INS Jalashwa will bring Indian citizens to the port city of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala. Meanwhile, another navy ship will bring people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) home.

Earlier, on May 7, the first repatriation flights brought 354 Indian nationals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. These people were then taken to quarantine centers.

In addition to flights originating from the UAE, India also makes many other repatriation flights from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, London (UK) and some cities in the US.

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