KATHMANDU, Sept 12: A total of 146 Nepali migrant workers were repatriated via charter flights from Bahrain on Saturday. Those people were stranded in various places of Bahrain due to COVID-19 outbreak and its effect in their job settlement.
According to Nepali Ambassador to Bahrain, Padam Sundas, 145 Nepali migrant workers who were in the country on leave but got stuck for long due to the halt of international flights were also sent back to Bahrain to resume the job.
Sundas added that as many as 1,300 Nepali migrant workers lost their jobs in Bahrain after hotels and restaurants were shut down due to pandemic.
He also informed that the embassy has been working out to send Nepalis back home and to Bahrain as per their wishes.
A large number of Nepali migrant workers were found aspiring to return to Nepal and they would be sent home soon, according to the ambassador.