Rescued 175 Nepalis from China taken to Kharipati quarantine (with photos)
February 16, 2020 11:48 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The 175 Nepalis airlifted from Wuhan of China earlier this morning have been taken to the quarantine set up at Kharipati in Bhaktapur. The Nepal Electricity Authority training centre has been converted into a temporary quarantine where they will spend at least two weeks before going home.
Likewise, the members of the crew of the Nepal Airlines aircraft that brought back the Nepali students have been taken to the Drinking Water training centre in Nagarkot. They include three pilots, two nurse and seven other crew members.
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, all the 175 underwent a health check-up before they were transported via four buses to Kharipati.
The men, women and the medical teams have been separated into three different buildings inside the training centre. One room includes at least two to three beds at a distance of at least one meters, including intercom telephone facility.
They will be continuously monitored during their stay at the quarantine and will be shifted to the Shukraraj hospital or Patan or Armed Police hospital in case they are suspected of carrying the coronavirus. The people in the quarantine will not be allowed to meet with their family members or outsiders.
However, the visitors' room will provide information about the people in the quarantine for the family members and relatives. A media room has also been established outside the quarantine premises. A round-the-clock joint security provision has been made, with the control room overseeing the centre. The security team is also working to spread awareness in and around the vicinity to quell any misconceptions about the quarantine.