175 Nepali migrant workers return from Oman

25, Sep 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

The Embassy of Nepal in Oman said that efforts are ongoing to repatriate Nepalis as per the migrant workers’ wishes in the face of the pandemic  

KATHMANDU

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The Embassy of Nepal in Oman said that 175 Nepali migrant workers have returned home today on the seventh rescue flight. Of them 129 are male and 46 female. In a press statement, the Embassy stated that efforts are ongoing to repatriate Nepalis as per the migrant workers’ wishes in the face of pandemic outbreak.

Earlier, the negative result of PCR tests of all crew members and returnees within 72 hours was confirmed. Nepal’s Ambassador in Muscat, Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal, bade farewell to Nepali migrant workers and wished them safe journey.

Various employees of the Embassy including Second Secretary Somesh Thapa, Labour Attaché Dinesh Dhakal, members of Nepali Social Club, representatives of Nepali Organisations in Oman, members of Muscat COVID-19 Management Volunteer were present to facilitate the journey of the returnees.

With this flight, the Embassy has successfully repatriated 1,178 Nepalis who were stranded due to COVID-19 due to a ban on regular flights, according to the Embassy.  

“There will be regular flights between Oman and Nepal from October as international flights are going to be resumed in Oman from October 1 and one can easily go to Nepal after fulfilling health-related protocols,” reads the press release.

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