Tehran: Special flights will be operating today between Tehran and New Delhi to bring back the passengers stuck in Iran due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
“From tomorrow, special flights will start between Iran and India for the stranded passengers. Over 2000 Indians are stranded in Iran. We can send them back to India only after the proper approval of Indian authority,” an official in the Iran Embassy said on Thursday.
At the same time, Iran will send an empty flight to India to take back the Iranian nationals.
“Iran will send an empty flight to India (Delhi) tomorrow to take back the Iranian nationals from India to Tehran. One more flight will come to India a day after tomorrow to carry Indian equipment to Iran for stranded Indian nationals,” the official said.
The outbreak’s cases in Iran has rose to 3,513, while the death toll from the infection has risen to 107.