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India to send navy and fleet of planes to repatriate workers stranded by coronavirus

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Kuwait police break up riot by Egyptian workers after large numbers of jobs lost across the Gulf states

India is to send its navy and a fleet of planes to repatriate migrant workers stranded by the coronavirus pandemic, as mounting tensions sparked a riot in Kuwait and alarm among large numbers of laid-off employees across the Gulf states.

The riot in a migrant camp in Kuwait on Sunday night was led by Egyptian workers, some of whom brandished furniture as security forces fired tear gas and sound grenades towards them.

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