Kochi, May 7 : Arrangements as per the Government guidelines are in place at Cochin Port to facilitate the arrival of repatriates who are being evacuated by the Government of India. The first Navy ship with around 750 repatriates from Male, Maldives is expected to arrive at Cochin Port on May 10. Few more are expected in the next few weeks, an official press release said on Thursday.
The disembarkation exercise, including the movement of passengers from the vessel to the Terminal area, will be carried out under the administrative control of the officer representing District Administration, Ernakulam and the Medical protocols as per the directions of the officer representing District Medical Authority. The onward transport of passengers to institutional quarantine centres will be coordinated by Regional Transport Officer. Before arrival at Cochin, on board the vessel, the Navy will get the self e-declaration data filled by all passengers and also identify the passengers symptomatic of Covid 19. (UNI)