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Kuwaiti citizens' repatriation's first phase concludes

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- A plane carrying Kuwaiti citizens from London arrived in Kuwait International Airport Sunday, the last aircraft of the first phase of a plan to repatriate nationals from countries hit by coronavirus.
The repatriation is part of an operation conducted jointly by the foreign, health and interior ministries, custom and fire departments and in coordination with Kuwait Airways, Directorate General for Civil Aviation said on its Twitter account.
Three planes - two from Tehran and one from Paris - returned home earlier today.
Two planes returned 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