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Welcoming the government’s decision to implement the free PCR test: IMCC GCC

Welcoming the government’s decision to implement the free PCR test: IMCC GCC

Middle east
KUWAIT CITY: IMCC GCC President Sathar Kunnil has welcomed the decision of the Government of Kerala to implement a free PCR Kovid test at the airport for all foreign nationals. Many expatriates were stranded in the Grancit countries due to travel restrictions and lost their jobs in the Kovid crisis. Sathar said it was the government's decision to bring them together.The decision by the central government to intensify surveillance at airports in the country and to conduct PCR checks at airports for foreigners has provoked strong opposition among expatriates. He also said that the government's position that the Left is the people is now irrelevant. Several organizations, including the IMCC, have petitioned the state and central governments to withdraw or free the PCR test at...
A government that stays put in crisis; The move to make the Kovid check free for expatriates is welcome: Orma

A government that stays put in crisis; The move to make the Kovid check free for expatriates is welcome: Orma

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'Orma' praises Kerala government's move to make RTPCR check-free for expatriates arriving at airports in Dubai, Kerala Orma's secretary Sajeevan KV and president Anwar Shahi said that Pinarayi was grateful to the government for holding the expatriates together in such crisis situations. From February 23, the Central Government had issued new rules regarding the travel of expatriates to India. According to this, everyone, including children, has to take the RTPCR test within 72 hours of departure. In a statement, NK Kunjumuhammed, Loka Kerala Sabha member and patron of 'Orma', had demanded that the Kerala government intervene sympathetically in the matter. Following this, the state government has taken steps to reduce the burden on expatriates. The 'Orma' officials welcomed...
Free screening: Health Minister’s announcement is welcome – Pravasi Sangham

Free screening: Health Minister’s announcement is welcome – Pravasi Sangham

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Pravasi Sangham state committee has welcomed the announcement of the state health minister that the RTPCR test for NRIs will be conducted free of cost. Kerala has a government that helps expats in many ways. Pravasi Sangham State President PT Kunjumuhammed and General Secretary KV Abdul Khader MLA greeted the Chief Minister and the Health Minister in a statement. The central government has asked expatriates to take the test on their own. This caused a great deal of protest in the expatriate world. Only those who test negative in the Gulf are now allowed to fly. The expatriate community, among others, took the position that it was not justifiable to suggest that they should pay for the inspection on their own when returning to India. The Pravasi Sangham Sta...
Kovid: Stop the Central Government’s harassment of expatriates: Keli

Kovid: Stop the Central Government’s harassment of expatriates: Keli

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Riyadh> Keli Arts and Culture Forum The Keli Secretariat said that the action taken by the Central Government is causing inconvenience to the expatriates returning home after enduring many hardships. RTPCR taken within 72 hours of the arrival of expatriates from abroad. The Central Government's order dated February 22 stipulates that a negative certificate and a confirmatory molecular test must be taken after landing at the airport. Expatriates who spend more than Rs 5,000 abroad get RTPCR test and get a negative certificate. After that, forcing another test close to Rs 2,000 again within 72 hours is a serious insult to the expatriates. The fact that this condition affects both coronavirus vaccinators and young children does not bother expatriates who plan to return home a...
New PCR test for expatriates free of charge: Kala Kuwait

New PCR test for expatriates free of charge: Kala Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY: The Kerala Art Lovers' Association (KALA) has called on the Central Government to reconsider its decision to allow PCRs to be tested at local airports at its own expense. Kerala Pravasi Kshemanidi Board Director N Ajith Kumar has written to the Chief Minister asking him to take necessary steps at the Center to make tests free in Kerala immediately. Current returnees are those who travel the country of origin with a negative certificate after undergoing a 72-hour valid PCR test. The decision of the Central Government is a double blow to the expatriates who have lost their jobs, have not been able to earn income for months and are coming home for treatment. This order, which imposes additional costs on expatriates traveling with a Kovid negative certificate,...
Kovid condition: Central government order should be withdrawn – Muscat Kairali

Kovid condition: Central government order should be withdrawn – Muscat Kairali

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Muscat> Muscat Kairali has strongly protested against the central government's policy of harassing expatriates. According to a new regulation issued by the Central Government on February 18, expatriates coming to India are required to have a RTPCR Covid Negative Certificate of 72 hours of travel and another Covid test immediately upon landing at the domestic airport. After spending more than Rs 5,000 to conduct a Kovid test abroad and get a negative certificate and start the journey home, it is a great insult to the expatriates to be forced to spend another Rs 1700 within 72 hours for another test. Kovid has imposed a huge financial burden on the expatriates while harassing expatriates by imposing high air fares.The Kairali Secretariat also demanded that the expatriate...
Kuwait’s 60th National Day without celebrations; Thirtieth anniversary of liberation from Iraq

Kuwait’s 60th National Day without celebrations; Thirtieth anniversary of liberation from Iraq

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Kuwait City> The 60th National Day of the Nation is without celebrations Passing. Kovid epidemic It was in this context that the government decided to abandon the celebrations altogether. It also marks the thirtieth anniversary of the country's liberation from the Iraqi occupation. Celebrations are usually held on a large scale in the country these days. But this year Death of former Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah The glory of the celebration has been leaked. The streets, though without gatherings and other festivities Decorate and hang flags on houses and buildings to show their love for the country. Expatriates expressing this opportunity Congratulations to Kuwait. 1961 June 19Although Kuwait gained independence from Britain, it is still the architect o...
Agricultural law should be repealed: Synchronization

Agricultural law should be repealed: Synchronization

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Toronto> The Coordinating Cultural Association, a progressive cultural organization of Canadian Malayalees, has demanded that the Government of India withdraw its controversial agricultural law that only protects the interests of big corporates. The Coordinating Annual Conference declared solidarity with the peasantry fighting against the law. President Shajesh Purushothaman presided over the meeting, which was convened via an online video conference due to the Kovid lockdown. Secretary Pradeep Chennampallil presented the report and Treasurer Aneesh Joseph presented the accounts. Suraj Athippatta and Sayona Sangeeth spoke. Ranjith Suri welcomed and Aneesh Alex thanked. Shahjesh Purushothaman was re-elected president and Pradeep Chennampallil was re-elected secretary. Other...
The Central Government should end its harassment of expatriates: Keli

The Central Government should end its harassment of expatriates: Keli

Middle east
Riyadh> The Secretariat of the Riyadh Sports and Cultural Venue said in a statement that the continued actions of the Central Government in harassing expatriates under the cover of Kovid are reprehensible and cannot be accepted. The Central Government is taking steps to make it very difficult for the expatriates to return home after enduring many hardships. The Central Government's February 22 order stipulates that expatriates coming from abroad must undergo an RTPCR negative certificate within 72 hours of arrival and undergo a conformative molecular test at the airport after landing. Expatriates who spend more than Rs 5,000 abroad get Kovid test and get a negative certificate. After that, forcing another test close to Rs 2,000 again within 72 hours is a serious insult...
Gulf Travelers: Central Government’s New Covid Standards Should Be Reviewed – Qatar Culture

Gulf Travelers: Central Government’s New Covid Standards Should Be Reviewed – Qatar Culture

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Doha> Qatar's cultural statement said that the central government's new proposals for international travel as part of the Kovid restrictions are making life difficult for expatriates and should be reviewed. The Central Government has proposed that those coming from the Middle East, the UK and Europe, including the Gulf, be required to re-test at their own expense at airports arriving in India in addition to the Kovid Negative Certificate issued within 72 hours of departure from their countries of departure. It has been in effect since last day. In addition to the Kovid test, which costs a lot of money abroad, the cost of the test at home is beyond the reach of ordinary expatriates. Furthermore, this guideline does not allow for a waiver on the Kovid test and the 14-day qua...