Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to reach on September 24

WION New Delhi Sep 19, 2020, 08.36 PM(IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

A passenger wearing a protective mask walks inside an airport terminal following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The first batch of around 500 deportees was sent in May to Hyderabad.

The second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia will reach India on September 24 via the Riyadh-Chennai flight.

The Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia in a statement said,"Mission in Riyadh, consulate in Jeddah, and MEA are arranging flights and quarantine facilities for the second batch of deportees...further flights from Riyadh and Jeddah are currently being worked out and will be notified shortly."

"Mission and consulate officials are in regular touch with deportation  authorities," it added.

The first batch of around 500 deportees was sent in May to Hyderabad. The multi agency process requires several clearances and follows strict anti-COVID-19 health protocols.