Coronaviruses: 140 Argentines repatriated from Peru returned to the country

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This Sunday night, two Hercules C-130 planes landed at El Palomar Air Base and were received by Defense Minister Agustín Rossi. On board 140 arrived Argentines they had been stranded In Lima city, Peru, after the closure of borders that was decreed in the midst of a pandemic of coronavirus.

As reported by the Ministry of Defense, the mission, considered as “humanitarian assistance”, brought the country to the Argentines aboard two Air Force planes.

Agustín Rossi at El Palomar Air Base (Photo: TN capture).

The flights, which arrived a few minutes apart, at 20:28 and 20:50, they brought 70 passengers each, and were received by Rossi; the chief of staff of the Air Force, Xavier Isaac, and the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Juan Martín Paleo.

The passengers' luggage was disinfected prior to being handed over to their owners (Photo: TN capture).
The passengers’ luggage was disinfected prior to being handed over to their owners (Photo: TN capture).

Also present were the operational commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Martín Deimundo Escobal; the chief of the Army General Staff, Brigadier General Agustín Humberto Cejas; the Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Julio Horacio Guardia.

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