Kuwait repatriates 29,168 nationals amid coronavirus crisis

DUBAI: Kuwait repatriated 29,168 of its citizens between April 19 and May 6 as part of a huge undertaking to bring home national that were stranded due to travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

About 42,584 nationals listed in their names in a government database, where 35,848 expressed their initial desire to be repatriated. Of those who initially wanted to be flown home, about a fifth eventually relented and chose to stay in their host countries for personal or medical reasons.

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