India evacuates three Nepali nationals from Australia and one from Indonesia along with Indians

Published On: May 25, 2020 11:17 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 25: Indian government has evacuated three Nepali nationals from Australia and one from Indonesia along with other Indian nationals.

According to Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, the Nepalis include Arjun Prasad Timilsina, Bishwa Timilsina, Mukti Prasad Timilsina who flew to India on AI-301 SYD-DEL-AMD flight with other Indian nationals. The Indian government evacuated the Nepalis as per the request made by the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi.

"Upon arrival in New Delhi, they –a bone marrow patient, brother (donor) and father (caretaker) will be taken directly to BL Kapur Hospital in New Delhi and will be kept at quarantine facility at the hospital itself," Abhisekh Dubey, the spokesperson for the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu told Republica Online.

They have been given COVID-19 negative and fit to fly certificates, along with local hospital’s acceptance letter, he shared.

Meanwhile, Shevika Dhakal, a Nepali student doing BBA program in Maharishi Markandey University in Indonesia as part of an exchange program with Airlangaa University, was also evacuated by the Indian government today. Dhakal, who is from Nepal's Chitwan, has expressed gratitude to the Indian government for rescuing her at this hour of coronavirus crisis.

"I was evacuated by the Indian government along with other Indian nationals," she said in a video posted by India's Embassy in Indonesia on Twitter.




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