Rescue flights to resume from today; over 150 stranded Nepalis to arrive from UAE

5 June 2020, Kathmandu

Nepalis who are stranded in different countries owing to the pandemic of coronavirus infection would be landing home beginning today.

Authorities say more than 150 Nepali migrants would come home today in a chartered flight.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already coordinated with the Embassy of Nepal in Abu Dhabi.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, the Tourism and Civil Aviation are coordinating and facilitating to repatriate the stranded Nepalis in the destination countries.

All Nepalis coming home from abroad would be kept under quarantine facilities after their health checkups.

After completing all the processes in the quarantines, they would be sent to their respective homes.

Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Harischandra Ghimire said that around 40,000 Nepalis are expected to come home during this time and details are collected from different diplomatic missions abroad.

It is said that ‘holding centres’ are being managed for Nepalis in all three districts of Kathmandu Valley upon their arrival in the country.

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