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895 Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan

2021 Sep 09, 7:19, Kathmandu
This image shows Nepali passengers at the arrival of Tribhuvan International Airport.

The government continues to rescue Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan. A total of 895 Nepalis have been rescued from Afghanistan to date since the takeover of the Taliban.

Today alone, 32 Nepalis arrived Nepal from Afghanistan through regular Qatar Airlines Doha-Kathmandu flight, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Those arriving in Nepal from Afghanistan have been quarantined in the Holding Centre managed by the government at Samakhusi in Kathmandu in coordination with the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre.

Furthermore, RT-PCR and antigen tests are being conducted on them to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other infections, said the Ministry in a press statement here today.

A Rescue Taskforce has been formed to bring back Nepalis in Afghanistan safely. The Taskforce is coordinated by the Ministry’s chief of the Middle East, West Asia, and Africa Division Chief Harischandra Ghimire.

To facilitate the rescue operation, the Ministry has coordinated efforts with the ally countries making flights from and to Kabul in Afghanistan.

Those willing to come home from Afghanistan could still register their names in the online portal on the website of the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry, the press statement appealed.


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