LA PAZ (Sputnik) – About 310 German citizens who were detained in Bolivia by the quarantine against the coronavirus pandemic will be transferred back to their country on March 27, on a special flight by Lufthansa airline, the Government of La Paz reported .
“Actions by the German Embassy in Bolivia will make it possible for 310 German subjects to leave the country from the Viru Viru international airport in Santa Cruz for Europe, on a humanitarian flight financed by that diplomatic corps,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Public Works.
He noted that some 150 German citizens will be transferred from La Paz to Santa Cruz, on another special flight, to participate in the return operation, authorized in the framework of a total closure of airports due to the health emergency in force in the country since last week. .
In parallel, the Bolivian state aviation airline (Boa) reported that it is preparing a special flight from Miami, United States, to repatriate Bolivians.
These special flights were announced the day after the Bolivian government decreed a tightening of the police and military control measures for the quarantine.
In Bolivia, 39 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed until March 25, more than half in Santa Cruz.