However, he said the decision to keep the consulate open all days of the week is also subject to review, depending on the situation.
Our colleagues at posts and missions (Indian) have always come forward in support of distressed Indians. Given our community here in Dubai is large, the needs here are large as well," he said.
So far, the consulate has repatriated 170,000 Indians from Dubai and the Northern Emirates, the report said.
Out of the 170,000, a total of 40,000 have flown out on the Vande Bharat Mission repatriation flights, and 130,000 have used chartered flights organised by private companies and community groups,he said.
Puri, who previously headed the Indian mission in Birmingham, UK, replaced former Consul-General Vipul.
The UAE has so far reported 56,711 cases of coronavirus
with 338 deaths, local media reported.