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UAE taking initiative to help Indians stranded in Dubai Airport: Report

UAE taking initiative to help Indians stranded in Dubai Airport: Report

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Mar 2020, 04:40 pm

Dubai/IBNS: The UAE government is taking steps to help stranded passengers, including 22 Indians, while they were on transit at the Dubai Airport, after their countries stopped all the inbound flights in view of coronavirus pandemic, said a media report.

In a statement issued on Friday, Dubai Airports said airlines and embassies are working to send the stranded passengers to their hometowns. Some of these passengers had been stuck in Dubai Airport since March 18 last, said the report.

"Passengers who are stranded at Dubai International because of the cancellation of their onward flights are being assisted by Dubai Airports' staff by referring them to their airlines and embassies who are working to repatriate them to their home countries," the statement said, reported Khaleej Times.

After World Health Organisation declared COVID-19  a pandemic, several nations stopped inbound flights from other countries. From March 25, the country went under complete lockdown to arrest the spread of the deadly contagion.

According to an NDTV report, India has still not allowed its repatriation of its citizens and the Indian mission is working with UAE government to send the stranded passengers back.

"We don't have permission for repatriation of stranded Indian passengers. We are looking at what arrangements can be made for the passengers, and what they can be provided with, in coordination with the UAE government," said Vipul, Consul General of India to Dubai, reported NDTV.

The report said the stranded Indians are positive that the Indian government will do something for them.

According to worldometers.in, the number of COVID-19 cases across the world has skyrocketed to 542,515 and a total of 24, 369 people have died so far.

At 85,749, the US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, surpassing China and Italy. Nearly 1304 people have died in the US due to the disease.

UAE taking initiative to help Indians stranded in Dubai Airport: Report

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