Covid-19: New Zealand citizens stuck in India due to travel bans in transit countries
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Covid-19: New Zealand citizens stuck in India due to travel bans in transit countries

A number of New Zealand citizens are stuck in India, despite being allowed to return home, as transit countries have banned flights from India.

Auckland couple, Sujatha Selwyn and Selwyn Thomas, typically split their time between India and New Zealand, but have been stuck in Chennai for over a year.

The couple tested positive for Covid-19 on April 13, leaving Thomas in a critical condition “desperately” needing oxygen.

Selwyn said Chennai was fortunate enough to have escaped an oxygen shortage plaguing other areas, but it was difficult to find a hospital for treatment.

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“It was very hard to get a bed, my sister-in-law had to call heaps and heaps of hospitals,” Selwyn said.

The pair were welcomed into a church hospital and were released on Monday night to…

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