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Qatar’s government revenue has yet to recover to a level it reached seven years ago, before the last oil crash, after slumping more than 30% in 2016.
Singapore & Qatar are among some of the wealthiest nations in the world, which means they can better afford the test kits and hospital beds they need.
Workers from countries like India, Nepal and Bangladesh make up much of Qatar’s blue-collar labour force and typically live in camps on the edges of Doha.
Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands of people.
Despite growing backlash, Pakistani govt permits are issued every year to members of the royal families of the Gulf countries.
The Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd handles about 55% of Mumbai's electricity supply and caters to more than 3 million customers.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of backing terror groups.
Qatar Airways has been looking to expand in India, but plans to start a new carrier have been scrambled by rules on foreign ownership.
Qatar has withdrawn from a 12 July letter signed by mostly majority-Muslim nations supporting China’s human rights record.
The Qatar inflow follows Saudi Arabia and UAE sending $5 billion in aid packages to Pakistan to help it avert a balance of payments crisis.