Frome woman stranded in India as lockdown restrictions are extended

Lockdown restrictions in India have today been extended for another three weeks until at least May 3rd, with thousands of UK citizens still stranded there.

The Government has increased the number of flights it's chartering to bring people home, but one woman from Somerset has told ITV News West Country she still has no idea when she might be able to return.

Janet and her partner Nick Mumford. Credit: Janet Pang

Janet Pang from Frome went on holiday to Goa on March 8th with her partner Nick Mumford.

Her flight back on March 23rd was cancelled, along with two further scheduled flights for which she bought tickets.

She is now on a waiting list for one of the repatriation flights organised by the UK Government.

Janet was due to fly back on March 23rd. Credit: Janet Pang

The Government has been chartering flights from countries where commercial routes are no longer running, to help bring people home.

More than 2,000 people have been brought back from India since 8th April.

Some flights have been oversubscribed and two more have now been added, taking the total number of chartered repatriation flights to the UK from India to 21.

In a statement by the Foreign Office they advise that anyone from the UK travelling abroad returns home now.