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One more Keralite dies of Covid-19 in Dubai

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) A 41-year-old Keralite, on Sunday, became the third victim of coronavirus in Dubai, taking the total deaths of Keralites in the Middle East to 5.

The youth who died was in a private hospital for the past one week. He hails from Thalassery in Kannur district.

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Two Keralites have been reported to have died in Saudi Arabia, after the pandemic broke out across the globe.

Middle East countries like Kuwait, Oman and Qatar have also reported several positive cases.

On Saturday, a high level medical team with supplies landed in Kuwait.

These deaths in the Middle East have taken place, when there have been numerous demands, from Kerala including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other political leaders, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that all those Keralites who wish to return be brought back in special flights.

In case the Centre operates special flights to bring back Keralites, the state health authorities have earmarked places where such people can be kept in isolation.

On Sunday, a 73-year-old doctor who hails from Kottayam has been reported to have died in Birmingham in the UK, taking the total number of deaths of Keralites in the UK to six.

The maximum deaths of Keralites have been reported in the US besides the UK and the Middle East, taking the total to 34.

–IANS

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