Dubai (Sandhya Jha, Intern Journalist): Indian Missions based in the UAE launched an online registration service last week for migrants who want to return to their country after being caught here amidst lockdown triggered by the coronavirus. He said one-fourth of these people want to go back home because of losing their jobs.

More than 1.5 lakh Indian citizens trapped in UAE apply for return home
More than 1.5 lakh Indian citizens trapped in UAE apply for return home

According to the news agency PTI, the Khaleej Times Sunday report noted that 40 percent of those applying to return to India are workers (blue-collar workers) and 20 percent are professionals. According to the report, about 20 percent of the people have lost their jobs and about 55 percent of them are from Kerala.

Council Neeraj Aggarwal said that although these figures may change now, people of Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar are expected to register. Of these, 10 percent are people who came to the UAE on passenger visas but got stuck here due to the lockdown.

So far more than 14 thousand people have been infected with COVID-19 in UAE and 126 people have lost their lives so far. At the same time, in the last 24 hours, 2,806 new cases have been reported here in India and 84 people have died, which is the highest death in a day so far. The total number of corona positive cases across the country has risen to 42,505. Of which 29,339 are active, 11,775 people have become healthy or have been discharged from hospital and 1,391 people have died.

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