A special KAM Air flight with 143 Afghan nationals departed from the western India city of Pune on Friday. The passengers were people who had been stranded in India since the emergency government lockdown was announced in the country on March 25 to battle the spread of the Coronavirus. Lockdown measures had included closing all land and air travel.
The flight landed in Pune at noon and departed at 14:30 hours (local time). All passengers on board were screened and found negative for COVID-19. They included people living in the west and south India in Pune, Hyderabad, Karnataka and Gujarat.