Kerala CM says UAE quarantine facilities 'inadequate'

Kerala CM says UAE quarantine facilities 'inadequate'

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The chief minister of India's Kerala state has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repatriate Indian workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid the coronavirus pandemic, expressing alarm over the Gulf country's response to the health emergency.

In a letter sent on April 9, Pinarayi Vijayan revealed that numerous complaints were being received over "inadequate isolation and quarantine facilities" in the UAE, which is currently hosting more than three million migrant workers from India, according to the United Nations.

"Most of these requests convey that preventive measures and quarantine methods implemented in Dubai are neither effective nor adequate," News Daily Al Jazeera said showing Vijayan’s letter.