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Coronavirus: repatriation flight from Larnaca due Thursday night (Updated)

A deserted Larnaca airport (Christos Theodorides)

A total of 96 Cypriots will arrive in Larnaca with a Cyprus Airways flight from London Heathrow at 8.50pm on Thursday, the transport ministry announced.

According to an official announcement, some of the passengers belong to vulnerable groups while others were trapped in various foreign countries where they had gone either for business or medical reasons.

Around 59 come from the UK, 30 from the USA, six from New Zealand and one from France.

The plane travelled to London Heathrow from Larnaca at 10.20am, carrying 89 passengers back to the UK.

The passengers were among those stranded in Cyprus due to the coronavirus.

The flights to and from Larnaca are the only passenger flights departing and landing on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the government announced it was relaxing some of the regulations concerning the ban on Cypriot students abroad from returning home.

 



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