As per some media reports around 300 Indian expats stranded in UAE gets free accommodation after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait closed their borders to prevent the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus.
According to Gulf News, The expats have taken an indirect route of flying via the United Arab Emirates, to Saudi and Kuwait, since there were no direct flights from their home countries.
They were caught off guard with the news about flight suspensions in their countries of residence, after finishing a 14-day mandatory quarantine in hotels and other paid accommodation in the UAE, it said.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have closed their land and sea borders and suspended commercial flights over fears about the new coronavirus strain, which is spreading fast in the UK.
Dubai Markaz Centre’s volunteers’ wing Indian Cultural Foundation (ICF) tied up with construction firm Aasa Group to arrange the free accommodation and food to the stranded passengers, the report said.
Most of the 300 stranded expats are from the south Indian state of Kerala, said Abdul Salam Saquafi, ICF public relations manager.
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