KATHMANDU, June 5: A total of 26 Nepali nationals have arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
The Nepalis in Myanmar were brought home today in the first phase of evacuation. An aircraft belonging to the Myanmar army airlifted these Nepali nationals at the request of the Government of Nepal.
The aircraft arrived in Kathmandu to fly back home Myanmarese nationals stranded in Nepal for the past two months due to the suspension of all international flights and the nationwide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The government plans to bring as many as 25 to 30 thousand Nepalis living in various parts of the world as a part of evacuating Nepalis nationals living abroad in a distressing condition as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those brought from Myanmar will be kept in quarantine for 14 days before they could go to their respective homes. Government officials said they were taken to a holding center set up in Basundhara in Kathmandu shortly after they landed at Tribhuvan International Airport. Provinces concerned will take them to quarantine facilities later on.