It further read, "Any crew found involved in any such activity will be seriously reprimanded and will lead to serious disciplinary action."
Sources in the national carrier told ANI that all five pilots are currently asymptomatic and are based in Mumbai.
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For the outbound flights to the US, Air India has now advised the new admittees in the US educational institutions to delay travel to the country until further notice by the US health authorities.
The government's official guidelines say all passengers will be screened before they are allowed to board flights for their return, and only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has already started consultations with the States and Union Territories (UT) for the necessary arrangements starting the process.
These flights are being operated adhering to all safety protocols laid down by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
However, the local residents of Jhalupara had opposed this decision of the Government since they fear that the disease would spread as the crematorium lies right in the middle of the locality.
This is the second batch of Indians evacuated from Italy, which has reported more than 47,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. Earlier, as many as 218 Indians -- mostly students -- were evacuated from the Italian city of Milan.
The move comes after the central government suspended all visas to India till April 15 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.