Over 1,50000 Indians in UAE apply online registration to Indian mission to return home.

Over 150,000 Indians in the UAE, who wish to return home amid the coronavirus lockdown, have applied through the online registration process to the Indian missions here, according to media reports.

The Indian missions in the country last week opened online registration for the expatriates who wish to fly back home after getting stuck in the country amidst the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As of 6 pm on Saturday, we received more than 150,000 registrations,” Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul told the Gulf News on Saturday. A quarter of them want to return to their homeland after losing their jobs, he said.

According to a report in the Khaleej Times on Sunday, about 40 per cent of the applicants who have registered are blue-collar workers and 20 per cent are working professionals.

Courtesy: Press Trust of India