INS Jalashwa commences embarkation of Indian citizens at Maldives
Evacuation of Indian citizens from Maldives began Friday morning as INS Jalashwa docked at Male on 08 May 20. The premises of Male airport being utilised as a staging area for evacuees and completing the process of screening people and issuing them with IDs. The Defence Attaché Male visited the ship on arrival to discuss and coordinate procedures for embarkation.
Baggage disinfection stations, Medical screening and Reception desks at the jetty have been set up to ensure safe embarkation whilst following social distancing norms.
Priority is being accorded for pregnant ladies and children to embark first and bunk allocation is also being undertaken by the ship’s crew catering to age / medical requirements. As per the latest manifest, a total of 732 evacuees have registered so far. This includes 19 pregnant women and 14 children.
INS Jalashwa set sail from Male, Maldives bringing back 698 of our citizens.