SURKHET, April 2: Eight thousand six hundred and fifty people have come back home in Karnali Province from various foreign countries as of Wednesday, the Karnali Provincial Government, Ministry of Social Development said.
A meeting of the Karnali Province Disaster Response Council on March 19 had issued a call urging the foreign-returnees of Karnali to return within 10 days. As per the data provided by the Ministry, the highest number of foreign-returnees is in Jumla district. Five thousand eighty people returned Jumla from various foreign countries, mostly from India.
Karnali Provincial Social Development Minister Dal Rawal said the returnees from India account a majority of the foreign-returnees in the province. He said 400-bed quarantine facility has been set up at the open-air theatre in Birendranagar in view of the large number of India-returnees. One hundred and ninety-two people have been kept in the quarantine.
Minister Rawal said altogether 525 people have been kept under quarantine and one person in isolation. This includes those kept under quarantine and in isolation in all 10 districts of the State. He added that no coronavirus infection has been found in the province so far. According to him, the provincial government and the 79 local levels in the province together have set up 2,528 quarantine facilities, 339 isolation wards, 17 ICU facilities and managed seven ventilators.