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Over 1,50,000 Indians Stranded In UAE Register To Return Home: Report

Over 1,50,000 Indians Stranded In UAE Register To Return Home: Report

About 10 per cent of the candidates are go to and vacationer visa holders

Dubai:

Over 1,50,000 Indians within the UAE, who want to return house amid the coronavirus lockdown, have utilized by the net registration course of to the Indian missions in Dubai, in accordance with media studies.

The Indian missions within the nation final week opened on-line registration for the expatriates who want to fly again house after getting caught within the nation amidst the lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

“As of 6 pm on Saturday, we received more than 150,000 registrations,” Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul advised the Gulf News on Saturday.

1 / 4 of them wish to return to their homeland after shedding their jobs, he mentioned.

According to a report within the Khaleej Times on Sunday, about 40 per cent of the candidates who’ve registered are blue-collared staff and 20 per cent are working professionals.

“Roughly 20 per cent have suffered job losses and about 55 per cent of the total applicants are from Kerala,” Neeraj Aggarwal, Consul, Press, Information, Culture was quoted as saying within the report.

Mr Aggarwal mentioned that the figures would change as they’re anticipating registrations from staff from different states, together with Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.

About 10 per cent of the candidates are go to and vacationer visa holders who acquired stranded right here as a result of ongoing lockdown in India.

India prolonged the continued lockdown by two weeks from May four to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus that has affected almost 40,000 individuals within the nation.

Mr Aggarwal mentioned {that a} small variety of the purposes represent these from pregnant girls and different medical instances.

Since the net registration course of was launched, the Consulate’s web site crashed a number of instances as a result of heavy rush of candidates wishing to register to fly again house.

“The site has been working fine now though it took a lot of time for it to stabilise in the initial phase due to the heavy traffic,” the counsel basic mentioned.

He mentioned that the missions right here haven’t but acquired any info from the Indian authorities concerning the mode of transport of the stranded residents, the costs of the tickets or how the COVID-19 check outcomes of candidates can be assessed for his or her journey.

“There are high-level discussions going on regarding these things,” he mentioned within the report.

Meanwhile, Norka (The Non Resident Keralites Affairs) mentioned it has acquired a complete of 398,000 purposes from Keralites throughout the globe who want to return house.

“Of which, the highest numbers are from the UAE. At least 175,423 applicants have signed up from the UAE,” Norka mentioned in an official assertion on Saturday.

It additionally acquired 54,305 registrations from Saudi Arabia, 2,437 from the UK, 2,255 from the US, and 1,958 from Ukraine from those that want to return to India, the Khaleej Times reported.

The coronavirus has contaminated 13,599 individuals and claimed 119 lives within the UAE, the Ministry of Health and Prevention mentioned on Saturday.

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