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A total of 250 Tanzanians stranded in India after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic will be sent home by the national carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) next week, the airline’s CEO said on Sunday.

“Air Tanzania’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will fly to India on May 14 and fly back on May 15 with the 250 Tanzanians who have paid for their air tickets,” Ladislaus Matindi, ATCL’s Managing Director said in a phone interview with Xinhua.

He said the 250 Tanzanians were among citizens stranded in the Asian nation after countries across the world had imposed travel restrictions to control the spread of the COVID-19.

All returning residents entering Tanzania will be subjected to a mandatory isolation for 14 days at their own cost at designated facilities identified by the government, according to guidelines by health authorities.

The guidelines state that after 14 days of mandatory isolation, citizens with no symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to leave the facilities immediately after registering their personal information for future follow-up. Enditem

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