The government has rescued 26 Nepalis from Myanmar today, Nepalis living in the UAE are to be repatriated in the second phase
The government has started to bring back its citizens from abroad as part of its first phase of evacuation.
A total of 26 Nepali nationals arrived in Kathmandu from Myanmar at 11 AM today. Similarly, Nepali nationals living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are to be repatriated in the second phase. A total of 168 Nepali will be back in Nepal.
The first batch of 26 Nepalis arrived via flight no MAH 003 of the Myanmar Army, informed Director at the Tribhuvan Airport Civil Aviation Office, Dev Chandra Lal Karna. Similarly, 43 people including two Nepalis are returning to Myanmar via the same aircraft.
The Nepali nationals were directly taken to holding centres from the airport. The government has arranged nine holding centres to keep returnees. The Nepali nationals were brought back from Myanmar after they tested negative for coronavirus. The Ministry of Health and Population would carry out necessary health tests in Kathmandu with the help of Nepal Army. Three holding centres have been constructed in Kathmandu, two in Lalitpur and one in Bhaktapur. The responsibility has been designated to the Nepal Army for the management of holding centres, said NA Spokesperson Bigyandev Pandey. Two holding centers have been kept in ready position.
The abroad returnees of state-1 and 2 would be kept separately. All holding centres have been managed in a scientific manner adopting international standards.
A team comprising specialist doctors have been deputed at the centres. Priority has been given to the people whose visa has been expired, students, those who have lost their job, employees who had gone abroad to participate in training and seminars.
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