No less than 5 Indians have died in Saudi Arabia resulting from coronavirus COVID-19, even because the Indian Embassy in Riyadh is carefully monitoring the scenario and taking all of the requisite measures to make sure the welfare of Indian residents. As per info out there with the Embassy as of April 17, 5 Indian nationals, two from Kerala, one every from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana have died.
The measures taken by the Embassy, include–setting up of a devoted 24×7 helpline (966 546103992) and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain calls from Indians throughout the nation to offer info, allay considerations and in addition to be knowledgeable of emergency conditions.
The envoy has issued a message to the neighborhood by social media. A video message has additionally been recorded by the Saudi Ministry of Well being for circulation locally concerning the varied precautionary measures to be taken. The Embassy is in shut contact with all main firms within the nation that make use of Indian staff and have requested them to make sure that all precautionary measures are put in place reminiscent of social distancing norms and monitoring of the well being of staff, particularly in labour camps.
A Whatsapp Group of Indian Docs has been created, to succeed in out in case of any emergency conditions, and in addition present the primary line of entry to medical assist to Indians who could not be capable of attain a medical facility because of the lockdown.
On April 14, Indian envoy Dr Ausaf Sayeed interacted with Indian neighborhood volunteers and social staff and took their suggestions. Volunteers of all main neighborhood organisations and Social Staff have been introduced totally within the loop to assist monitor the scenario carefully and take up varied actions reminiscent of the provision of meals, medicines and different emergency help to stranded Indians.
On April 15, Sayeed interacted on-line with Indian media individuals based mostly in Saudi Arabia to debate the prevailing scenario with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and the varied measures taken by the Embassy to handle the considerations of members of the Indian neighborhood and guarantee their welfare.