Foreigners on the Frontlines of Pandemic in Arab Gulf States

(AP-VOA News) Where Amnah Ibraheem was treated for Covid-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City, the nurses were all South Asian, the radiologist was African, and one of her doctors was Egyptian. Across the Gulf countries, the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are almost entirely foreigners. Foreigners also make up the vast majority of the 78,000 confirmed coronavirus cases overall in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Most hail from India, Pakistan, Nepal, the Philippines and Egypt.

2020-05-08 00:00:00

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