Mangaluru, May 10 (PTI) The Dakshina Kannada district
administration has made arrangements to quarantine non-
resident citizens arriving here by flights from various
countries amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The first repatriation flight from Dubai carrying 170
passengers is expected to land at the Mangaluru International
Airport (MIA) here on Tuesday.
Nearly 1,000 rooms at lodges, hostels and service
apartments have been kept ready as quarantine facilities for
The authorities have reserved rooms in 18 hotels, lodges
and six hostels for the mandated two-week quarantine.
The returnees will be given the option of staying either
at hotels or in government facilities, sources said.
All the quarantine facilities will have the services of
doctors to monitor the health of those coming from abroad.
Around 3,000 Indian citizens have sought repatriation to
DK and Udupi districts from different countries, sources said.
Some of them will arrive in ships once the services are
started to the New Mangalore Port.
Only people belonging to DK district will be quarantined
here, while those from Udupi, Uttara Kannada districts and
Kasaragod in Kerala will be sent to their respective
destinations. PTI MVG APR