As a mark of salute to the Corona warriors, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will shower flower petals over Bethany Hospital, NEIGRIHMS and the Civil Hospital in Shillong on Sunday.

Along with other parts of the country, the doctors, nurses and paramedics of Meghalaya have been delivering their services in the fight against COVID19 risking their lives.

Meghalaya has so far registered 12 COVID19 positive cases including 11 active cases.

The deadly virus has claimed one person in the state.

On Friday, Meghalaya chief minister said out of the 11 active cases, samples of 10 patients were re-tested and found negative.

India has been successfully fighting Coronavirus with the help of COVID19 warriors.

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IAF has been contributing towards the national efforts to contain COVID19 by supporting mobility of people and materials including medical supplies both at the international and domestic level.

More than 600 tons of medical supplies and a large number of people have been airlifted including doctors, paramedics and equipment for setting up COVID testing labs, the defence ministry said in a statement.

IAF personnel will continue to contribute towards fight against coronavirus.

As gratitude to all the Corona warriors in India, IAF along with sister services is planning to salute these brave warriors of India in its own unique way.

The planned flypast of the aircraft of the Indian Air Force is to salute the brave COVID warriors who have been tirelessly and selflessly working during these unprecedented times of coronavirus pandemic.

A number of aircraft of Indian Air Force are planned to do a flypast over Delhi and NCR region on May 3.

This flying activity is combined along with the training activity of IAF and opportunity flight for transport aircraft and helicopters who are involved in moving supplies related to COVID19 task, the defence ministry said.

The aerial salute to the Corona warriors will be planned over Delhi between 10 AM-10:30 AM.

Fighter aircraft formations, comprising of the Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29 and Jaguar will be flying over Rajpath, and will orbit over Delhi and will be visible to the residents of Delhi from their rooftops.

In addition, C-130 transport aircraft will follow a similar profile as fighters covering the entire Delhi and NCR region.

The aircraft will be flying at an approximate height of 500 metres to 1000 metres keeping Aerospace safety in mind especially in respect of bird activity.

Additionally, helicopters are planned to carry out petal drop over Police War Memorial at 9 AM followed by Delhi hospitals involved in providing relief to patients of COVID19 between 10 AM-10:30 AM.

The list of hospitals includes AllMS, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, GTB Hospital, Loknayak Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjang Hospital, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Max Saket, Rohini Hospital, Apollo Indraprastha Hospital and Army Hospital Research and Referal.


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