455 Foreign nationals Stranded in Pune return to their countries in Lockdown

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Pune, April 23, 2020: Pune City Police helped 455 foreign nationals from 12 countries who were stranded in the city due to curfew, return to their home country. A curfew has been imposed in the city due to Coronavirus outbreak.


Due to lockdown, there is restriction on movement of people and vehicle. Thus it became difficult for these foreigners to go back. Meanwhile, as the curfew continues, embassies of various countries have launched measures to help their citizens stranded in various cities in India.


The Pune police responded positively. Most countries had special flights to repatriate their citizens. Accordingly, 455 foreign nationals stranded in the city were given permissions for Pune-Mumbai travel and they reached Mumbai international airport.


DCP (crime) Bachchan Singh said that among the 455 citizens, 7 are from England, 4 from Canada, 131 from USA, 6 from Japan, 6 from Sweden, 3 from Brazil, 4 from Ireland, 1 from Australia, 150 from Germany, 16 from France, 1 from Romania and 125 from Bahrain.

Under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham, Joint Commissioner of Police Dr Ravindra Shisve, Deputy Commissioner of Police Bachchan Singh, Police Inspector Shilpa Chavan and PSI Rajendra Pol facilitated the travel of foreign nationals from Pune to Mumbai.