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Petition urges to repatriate pregnant Lankan women from UAE

An online petition has been initiated requesting the Government to make arrangements to repatriate and safely quarantine Sri Lankan pregnant women stranded in the United Arab Emirates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the petition there are about 200 pregnant Sri Lankan females who are stranded in the UAE.

According to the online petition, these pregnant women have not received sufficient medical attention during the pandemic. The petition further noted that “Many of these women were meant to return to Sri Lanka to complete their pregnancies but could not do so as international arrivals in Sri Lanka were shut down.”

The petition also noted that, “We request, therefore, that arrangements be made to repatriate and safely quarantine these pregnant women as soon as possible. The urgency of this matter should be taken seriously as most of these women are in their second and third trimesters and if any delays are made they will not be able to safely travel owing to their condition. This could not only put their lives at risk but also the lives of their unborn children.”

 

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