As many as 3,336 Indian nationals abroad have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and another 25 have died, official sources said. The infections, a large number of which occurred in Kuwait and Singapore, are spread across 53 countries.
According to a break-up of those infected, 785 of them are in Kuwait followed by 634 in Singapore and 420 in Qatar. As many as 308 are infected in Iran, 297 in Oman, 238 in UAE, 186 in Saudi Arabia and 135 in Bahrain.
The list also includes 91 in Italy, 37 in Malaysia, 36 in Portugal, 29 in Ghana, 24 in the US, 15 in Switzerland and 13 in France.
In keeping with the practice followed by several other countries, India has so far avoided evacuating from abroad those who tested positive for Covid-19. It has asked Indian missions in respective countries to remain in touch with them and facilitate treatment for them with help from local authorities.
Other Indians stranded abroad too have been asked to stay put wherever they are with flights suspended until May 3, when the lockdown is supposed to end.
Eleven of the 25 deaths of Indian nationals are said to have taken place in the US. As for foreigners stranded in India, sources said India has facilitated the evacuation of 35,00Read More – Source