Kuwait Covid Update—Several Gulf migrants have cut short their holiday to return to the Gulf countries to resume their employment amid growing Omicron worries.
Migrants are also returning to their countries of origin in anticipation of a possible rise in in-flight fees and possibly restrictions on flight services. This is true in both directions.
A third wave of Gulf migrants, including those from Adilabad, Karimnagar, and Nizamabad, are scrambling to finalize their travel plans due to the Omicron spread.
Covid-19’s negative impact on aviation sector financing has resulted in some airlines charging excessively high prices for flights from Gulf countries to India, in today’s Kuwait Covid Update. Workers from north Telangana state districts were forced to pay exorbitant fees for transit to and from Hyderabad.
Quarantine fees also overburdened them in recent months. The migrants must undergo a 14-day quarantine in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, or Dubai to go to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Bahrain.
On the other hand, migrants from India pay Rs 90,000 for the privilege of working in Saudi Arabia. However, due to the midway quarantine clause, travelers were had to pay up to Rs 1.50 lakh.
The Saudi Arabian government reportedly permitted local quarantine of five days for migrant employees. A reduction in flight costs and quarantine time from 14 days to five provided them some comfort. Some migrant workers felt it was appropriate under the circumstances to shorten their tour and return to their workplaces earlier than initially planned.
In today’s Kuwait Covid update, migrant worker Ashok of Jagiryal village in Bheemgal Mandal of Nizamabad district stated he had RT-PCR tests were done at home, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad, and Dubai Airport before he arrived in Sharjah, according to Deccan Chronicle.
Travelers must be at the airport at least three hours before their flight’s planned departure time to take the RT-PCR testing. Covid’s unfavorable report prompted him to restart work in Sharjah, he added.
Mort had travel agency owner Pendem Srinivas said several migrant employees had expressed an interest in returning to the Gulf. According to him, the migrant workers will be stranded in India and lose their jobs in Gulf countries if India goes into lockdown in a third wave.
“Workers are ready to return if they have accomplished their responsibilities like attending weddings and housewarmings in their home countries. Restrictions only apply to new visa holders in Gulf nations. Alternatively, “civil identity card holders are simply returning to work a little early,” he said.
Kuwait Covid Update: Omicron Makes Grand Entrance
In today’s Kuwait Covid Update, Kerala’s health minister, Veena George, said yesterday that the state had reported 76 new Omicron cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the latest variant of COVID-19 up to 421.
Pathanamthitta’s private nursing institution had an “Omicron cluster” type. She added in a statement where the disease was thought to have been transferred by a student who had contacted an immigrant.
Thirty-six of the 76 new cases recorded on Monday were in Thrissur, 13 in Pathanamthitta, eight in Alappuzha, eight in Kannur, six in Thiruvananthapuram, six each in Kottayam, Kozhikode, and Kasaragod, and one each in Wayanad and Ernakulam.
In addition to them, a Tamil Nadu resident tested positive for the COVID-19 variation in the state, according to the statement.
According to the report, as many as nine persons may have contracted Omicron through direct contact, which stated that 59 people from low-risk countries and seven from high-risk countries were infected with the disease.
Affected individuals primarily came from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Germany, Kuwait, and Ireland.
Four hundred twenty-one persons in the state have now been verified to have Omicron. The low-risk countries accounted for 290 victims, the high-risk countries for 85, and the neighboring states accounted for three victims each. More than 40 persons were affected via direct touch, the notification stated.
Kuwait Covid Update: 2 More Positives
As of Friday in today’s Kuwait Covid Update, Andhra Pradesh had confirmed two more cases of the Omicron variety of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to four.
An official confirmed the two additional instances, reporting that they came from Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts and that both individuals were foreign nationals.
According to East Godavari District Medical and Health Officer K V S Gowriswara Rao, a 39-year-old Kuwaiti woman who recently arrived in the district tested positive for the Omicron variation.
Upon arrival in Vijayawada on December 19, a woman tested positive for COVID-19. Her samples were forwarded to the CCMB Hyderabad for genome sequencing, with the results being declared as Omicron positive on December 23, according to an official.
“She is currently housebound but is doing fine. A negative result was returned for her primary contacts. “The DMHO told PTI.
On December 15, a 33-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Visakhapatnam. He had a fever and was treated as a result. Omicron was found in his genomic sequencing, according to a Vizag health department official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
In today’s Kuwait Covid Update, the official stated that he is now being held at home in isolation.
COVID-19 Omicron was found in the blood of a 39-year-old Kenyan woman and a 34-year-old Irishman who arrived in the United States earlier this year.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, the Kuwaiti government stated on Monday that all social activities hosted in closed venues would be temporarily halted beginning Sunday and continuing until Sunday, February 28.
In a weekly meeting of the Kuwaiti Cabinet, the government announced that it would continue to monitor its epidemiological situation.
Additionally, the Cabinet has mandated that all visitors to the nation must undergo a PCR test 72 hours before their arrival.
On the other hand, 982 new coronavirus cases were recorded by the health ministry on Monday, bringing the total to 419,314. It also stated that 171 individuals had recovered from the virus in the previous 24 hours and that no deaths had been recorded.