241 monks stuck in Karnataka’s Mundgod fly to Mongolia | Hubballi News – Times of India
KARWAR: As many as 241 Buddhist monks from Mongolia, who were stranded at the Tibetan camp at Mundgod in Uttara Kannada district, flew back to their homeland in a special flight from Goa.
The monks were stuck after restrictions were imposed on air travel due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The flight took off from Dabolim international airport on Friday night, Goa airport director Gagan Malik told a news agency.
The monks travelled from Mundgod to Goa by road a week ago, SP Shivaprakash Devaraju said, adding they entered through Karwar border.
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The Uttara Kannada district administration arranged for their travel to Dabolim airport in buses.
“A Mongolian Airlines flight arrived in Goa to ferry the stranded monks,” an official said. All regulations related to social distancing and hygiene were meticulously followed during the departure of this group, the official added.
The embassy of Mongolia in India handed over 530 reusable PPE kits to the state government, which were received by director of NRI affairs Anthony D’Souza. The PPE kits have been handed over to Goa police.