Kochi: As part of India’s Samudra Setu Mission, INS Jalashwa has returned from Maldives with Indians in Kochi today.
The ship had started its journey back to Kochi on Friday at 9 pm with Indians aboard. 698 people are aboard. A total of 595 men and 103 women have returned from Maldives. There are also 19 pregnant women and 14 children aboard.
Of the passengers aboard, 440 are Keralites. There are also people from Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Karnataka.
This is one of the two ships that Indian Navy had sent to bring back the expatriates owing to coronavirus.
Port Trust Hospital is responsible for checking the health of passengers for non-coronavirus illnesses. Those who do not have the usual symptoms will be checked and transferred to the respective districts.