Kerala Chief Minister urges the Centre to resume flight services

By Purvi Jain

Chief Minister of Kerala urged to center on Monday to resume flights to Dubai after the gulf nations allowed their resident to return who were stuck due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.

Mr. Vijayan in a letter said to PM Modi that many working in the Middle East countries such as Dubai have been waiting to go back to work.

In a mail, Kerala CM, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned that “Many from Kerala are waiting to get back to work in Dubai and other Gulf nations. Considering this, a direction may be issued to the civil aviation ministry to resume the flight services to Dubai.”

CM also informed the PM of the state’s willingness to conduct PCR tests for the passengers on request.

However, Dubai has granted permission to foreign national residents visas to return from June 22 while tourism will be opened from 7th July.

During this, the opposition Ramesh Chennithala and Muslim league MK Muneer have collectively written to PM Modi asking to take necessary steps to bring back expats who are waiting to come within 30 days using flights and ships.

The leader has also sent a letter stating to withdraw the decision on making it compulsory the “no covid” certificate for expats to board flights to the state.

The UDF leaders also sought out financial aid to the families who lost their loved ones abroad to the covid-19 pandemic.

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