Nepal to evacuate citizens from coronavirus-hit China

Kathmandu, Feb 10 : Finally, the government of Nepal is likely to evacuate Nepalis residing in the Hubei province of China on February 15 so as to save them from the novel coronavirus infection, informs an official.

The official at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation says the government will send a wide-body aircraft of the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines, to fetch around 180 Nepalis. The government has formed a committee comprising the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Civil Aviation and the NAC to facilitate the process.

Of late, the families of the Nepalis in Hubei have been pressing the government to evacuate their kin at the earliest. Owing to the pressure, the National Human Rights Commission also directed the government on Sunday to evacuate Nepalis at the earliest.

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