Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says at least 200 South Africans who are stranded in India are expected to be repatriated from 22 May, pending COVID-19 testing.
The first of three Department of International Relations organized flights departs Washington DC for South Africa later on Saturday, repatriating some 275 citizens who were stuck in the United States since the coronavirus restrictions were implemented.
The South African National Defence Force has been tasked with returning the 184 South Africans from Wuhan city in China which is considered the epicentre of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
South Africans living in China say they remain fearful to return home after reading threatening messages on social media from South African citizens in the country.
A family of a woman trapped in another area of the coronavirus outbreak in China has expressed grave concerns over the government’s decision to only repatriate South Africans in Wuhan.