KATHMANDU, June 5: The Government of Nepal has begun repatriating its citizens stranded aboard due to pandemic as part of its first phase evacuation drive.
A total of 26 Nepali nationals arrived Kathmandu from Myanmar at 11:00 today morning.
They arrived Nepal via flight no MAH 003 of Foar-60 of Myanmar Army’s Air Force, informed Director at the Tribhuvan Airport Civil Aviation Office, Dev Chandra Lal Karna. They were flown to Nepal after they tested negative for the coronavirus.
The aircraft will take back 43 people including two Nepalis are to Myanmar.
The Nepal Army have taken the returnees to a holding centers set up at Yeti party palace in Basundhara, said Reporters’ Club Nepal photo journalist Mukunda Kalikote.
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Similarly, the government is evacuating Nepali nationals from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the second phase. A total of 168 Nepali citizens are in ready position to come back to Nepal.
The Nepali nationals rescued from abroad will be taken to various nine holding centers set up at various places in the valley. Three holding centers have been constructed in Kathmandu, two in Lalitpur and one in Bhaktapur.
The Ministry of Health and Population will carry out their necessary health tests on returnees in coordination with the Nepal Army.
Photo: Mukunda Kalikote