National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 10 May 2020
INS Magar, the second Indian Naval ship to reach Male, Maldives for evacuation of Indian citizens, has completed embarkation of personnel. Even as heavy rains at Male made conditions difficult, the ship made arrangements to ensure safety of people. A total of 202 personnel have embarked the ship, which includes 24 women, two expectant mothers and two children. One of the men, who hails from Tamil Nadu, has a fractured leg. In line with the procedure followed on 08 May, the evacuees were screened medically, their baggage disinfected and were allotted IDs as per various zones earmarked on board the ship. INS Magar departed Male this evening for Kochi on completion of embarkation.
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