Coronavirus: Indians Top Among Infected Cases in Kuwait
The Non-resident Indians now become the largest block among foreign workers in Kuwait who are infected with coronavirus. The number of infected Indians surged as confirmed cases increased on daily basis in the gulf.
With 304 out of total 665 cases, Indians topped the list of coronavirus infected foreign workers in Kuwait, as on Monday in the country.
The first death in Kuwait reported on Saturday with coronavirus is an Indian, according to Kuwait’ ministry of health.
Kuwait security forces have quarantined some of buildings in Mahboula and Farwaniya where a significant number of Indian workers.
Kuwait allowed illegally staying foreign workers to return their homes without any punitive measures. Kuwait government will provide free air passage to all foreign workers who avail the amnesty, also will provide shelter with food until they board flight, Kuwait announced.
Specific dates were assigned to certain nationalities to register themselves in ongoing amnesty in Kuwait
Egyptian: April 6th to April 10th
Indian: April 11th to April 15th
Bangladeshi: April 16th to April 20th
Srilankan: April 21st to April 25th
Other nationalities: April 26th to April 30
Since there is ban on International flights arrivals in India, Kuwait is pursuing India to allow special charted flights, however, India declining owing to precautionary measure to combat coronavirus, said sources familiar with the developments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had telephoned his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
“Both leaders discussed mutual efforts to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), global pandemic, among other regional and international issues”, state news agency KUNA reported.
Coronavirus in India: The total number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 4,000-mark and 109 deaths have been recorded due to the deadly coronavirus. The coronavirus data provided by the central government has revealed that there are 3666 active coronavirus cases in India, 291 were cured or discharged, and 109 deaths have been recorded.
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