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UK airlines said they were informed that the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in Britain from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Consulate General of India (CGI) in Dubai has warned Indians not to fall prey to any people or agents making promise of arranging chartered flights to certain destinations in India.
"From June 1 to 10, about 8,000 Pakistanis from the UAE and 4,000 from Saudi Arabia will be repatriated. Our embassies and consulates there are facing a lot of pressure and the staff is trying their best,” he said adding that a new policy would soon be announced for overseas Pakistanis.
Expatriates living in the UAE were elated as their family members, colleagues, friends stuck in other countries are now able to return as the UAE has lifted restriction on incoming flights from Monday onwards.
All passengers coming from Pakistan to Dubai on Emirates flights must carry a negative COVID-19 report from an approved laboratory issued within 96 hours of the journey.
"However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation circular read.
More than 60,000 Indians have been repatriated through flights operated by Air India or chartered flights of other airlines under the Vande Bharat Mission launched on May 7 to repatriate Indians stranded in the UAE due to Covid-19 situation.
UAE Minister of Health Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais has stressed that no case of Coronavirus infection was found in the UAE and that all necessary precautions have been taken to protect the country from the disease.
The coronavirus has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The virus has killed 170 people. The number of confirmed cases jumped to 7,711, surpassing the 5,327 in mainland China from SARS.