172 Koreans who had been living in India returned home today (4th).
They are kept in quarantine at the facility for a week.
In India, where around 400,000 people are confirmed every day, there are still many people who are unable to find a return side even though they want to leave.
First, Kwak Sang-eun is a reporter.
Korean citizens wearing masks and face shields enter the arrival hall of Incheon International Airport.
[(How do you feel when you arrive?)]
There are 172 people who returned from Chennai, India, mostly expatriates, families, and international students of Hyundai Motor Company's local subsidiaries and partners.
[Kim Ji-hyuk/Joo Jae-won: You were caught around a lot, and there are many cases where the situation worsens and you are hospitalized.
I had a wife and a 20-month-old baby, so I came in after hard work.]
[Kim Joon-tae/Joo Jae-
child (international student): I felt dangerous because the students became confirmed patients and went back and forth.
If you go to Korea, all tests such as the SAT are canceled.]
Those who move to temporary facilities will self-isolate for one more week at their homes after the one-week quarantine period ends.
I received a negative PCR confirmation before leaving India, and I will be removed from quarantine until all negative tests are confirmed today and on the 6th, 13th and 3rd additional diagnostic tests.
[Lee Sang-won/Bang Dae-bon, Director of Epidemiological Investigation and Analysis: The 7th day was decided to quarantine the facility due to the recent surge in confirmed cases and the spread of the mutant virus.]
As the number of applicants to return to Korea rapidly increased, the government recently
to return flights from India this month. It doubled to 12 episodes.
However, it is known that there are still more than 700 people waiting for entry.
[Sang-Hyeon Cho/Chairman of Chennai, India: It is realistically difficult to apply from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on May 10, and the 22nd is currently under review. (Isolation) facilities are scarce and the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not enough to respond.] On
the 7th, 211 Korean residents will board a special flight departing from Bengaluru on their way home.
(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hwa, Park Hyeon-cheol, Ha Ryung, video editing: Kim Jin-won)
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