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India has undertaked on a “enormous” operation involving naval ships and aircraft to bring back some of the hundreds of thousands of nationals stuck abroad due to coronavirus limitations, the government said
“Stranded migrant workers sit iIndia has undertaked on a “enormous” operation involving naval ships and aircraft to bring back some of the hundreds of thousands of nationals stuck abroad due to coronavirus limitations, the government saidn a waiting hall before registering with police officials for a movement pass to be able to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on May 5, 2020. NOAH SEELAM / AFP.”
India outlawed all incoming international flights in late March as it put forward by one of the world’s scrupulous virus lockdowns, leaving large number of workers and students stranded.
A defence spokesman told AFP on Tuesday that two ships were steaming towards the Maldives and another to the United Arab Emirates — inhabitant to a 3.3 million-powerful Indian community, who make up around 30 percent of the Gulf state’s population.
A government statement said the shifting would begin on Thursday and that Indian embassies and high commissions were preparing lists of “distressed Indian citizens”.
The legation in Dubai said that it alone had almost 200,000 applications, appealing on Twitter for “patience and cooperation” as India take forward the “massive task” of repatriation.