Flight with 132 Russians flew from Tashkent to Moscow

The airline UTair with 132 citizens on Board flew from Tashkent to Moscow in terms of the closure of flights to Uzbekistan due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus, said to RIA Novosti in the press service of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic.

The authorities of Uzbekistan from March 16 to April 30, suspended transport links with other countries because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus. For foreign citizens and compatriots was organized by the charters home. However, with March 30 in the country were closed all the airports stopped flights, was suspended Charter flights according to special government decisions. Last Friday, the flights were resumed.

"A special flight of UTair flew on 10 June from Tashkent to Moscow at 20.45 (18.45 GMT). On Board -132 citizen of Russia and 49 citizens of other countries", - said the representative of the Embassy. That flight was supposed to fly on Monday, but were postponed twice.

According to the Embassy of the Russian Federation, to date, Charter flights home were taken almost 3 thousand Russians. C March, the Charter of Aeroflot, Ural airlines and Uzbekistan Airways fly to Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-don and Saint Petersburg.

The Ministry of transport of Uzbekistan in the second week of June 11 will organize Charter flights for the removal of citizens of the Republic of Russia. It is also planned that these flights home will be able to return the Russian citizens remaining in Uzbekistan.

Russia on the background of the pandemic coronavirus as of March 27, stopped regular and Charter flights with other countries. With the exception of export routes, as well as the cargo, postal, health and humanitarian flights, stretches of empty planes to maintenance, transit flights with a landing to refuel or change crew in Russia and the flights carried out by separate decisions of the government of the Russian Federation.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is revealed more than 7 million infections, more than 404 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.