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Kuwaiti citizens repatriated from Tehran arrive in Kuwait

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- A Kuwait Airways plane repatriating citizens from Tehran arrived at Kuwait International Airport, to be the second plane from the Iranian capital Sunday carrying Kuwaiti nationals who would be placed in mandatory quarantine.
The repatriation is part of the first phase of a plan to bring back home citizens in an operation described as "successful" by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The repatriation is conducted jointly by the foreign, health and interior ministries, custom and fire departments and in coordination with Kuwait Airways.
Two planes returned home yesterday, one from New York and another from London.
Three aircraft from Spain, Britain and Italy repatriated citizens on Friday, a day after nationals were brought back from Frankfurt, London and Abu Dhabi.
The first repatriation day started last Wednesday when Kuwait Airways operated flights from Lebanon, Egypt and Bahrain.
The first phase of the repatriation plan, which meets criteria of the health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), ends today. (end) amm.bs