KATHMANDU, April 12: Each morning at 11 am, Rameen Masumi and Arsalon Somanyan head for Hotel Northfield in Thamel to collect free food that the hotel has been distributing to foreigners stranded in the area as a result of the nationwide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Masumi and Somanian came from Iran for a month-long trip to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A special Qatar Airways flight has evacuated 305 foreigners including 190 Germans from Kathmandu today.