5 June 2020, Kathmandu
Twenty-six Nepali workers stranded in Myanmar have arrived in Kathmandu as a part of the government’s repatriation efforts.
An aircraft of the Myanmarese airforce landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning, informs SSP Ram Kripal Shah, an official at the TIA Security Police Office. This is the first time that any passenger has arrived at the airport since the country went on lockdown on March 24 though other governments had repatriated their citizens stranded here using the airport.
Earlier last week, the government had decided to repatriate Nepalis stranded abroad due to the global crisis. Accordingly, more than 150 Nepalis are coming to Kathmandu from the United Arab Emirates this afternoon.
The government has assigned the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre for the facilitation of their safe stay in Kathmandu and travel to home districts. The Nepal Army personnel will be directly involved in the process.