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State govt prepares to bring back people stranded abroad


Team Udayavani, Apr 30, 2020, 9:25 AM IST

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has prepared a list of 10,823 people from the state, who are now stranded in different parts of the world and is working on a comprehensive plan to fly them back.

Education Minister Suresh Kumar responding to a question about bringing back the migrant workers among others who are stranded in other states, the minister said, as on today arrangements are being made to bring back those stranded in Gujarat by buses.

“Planning is underway for other states too as to how to bring them back,” he added.

A plan of action is also getting ready to bring back Indians, including 10,823 from Karnataka, stranded abroad.

“Government of India has taken the decision to allow Indian citizens to come back to India from abroad.

As far as the information we have from Karnataka total of 10,823 people are stranded abroad– tourists and visitors 4,408, students 3,074, migrants and professionals 2,784, ship crew 557,” he said.

Stating that 6,100 people will be returning early from abroad, Kumar said preparations have been done in the state with regard to screening, quarantine, and treating them by categorizing them on the basis of their health.

“The approximate break up given to us include- 328 passengers from Canada, 927 from USA, 2,575 from UAE, 414 from Qatar and 927 from Saudi Arabia,” he added.

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