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New Delhi: The central government will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad following the coronavirus outbreak on compelling grounds in a phased manner from May 7.
The travel would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) has been prepared in this regard, officials said.
Indian Embassies and High Commissions are preparing a list of distressed Indian citizens.
This facility would be made available on payment-basis. Non-scheduled commercial flights would be arranged for air travel.
(With inputs from agencies)