On Tuesday, a total of 118 Nepalis landed in Kathmandu, with 256 people registering their information on the Department of Consular Services’ web portal (DoCS).
Following their COVID-19 tests, they are all being monitored in the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) in Samakhushi, Kathmandu Metropolis.
Similarly, nine Indians on the same flight were tested for COVID-19 and afterwards turned over to Indian Embassy personnel in Kathmandu.
The Ministry has asked Nepalis in Afghanistan to stay put until they are rescued, and to keep in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Civil Aviation, and the Nepalese Embassy in India. The administration has also asked manpower agencies involved in deploying Nepali workers through the legal system to help with the rescue effort.
On cell phone Viber and WhatsApp, stranded Nepalis in Afghanistan can call the Department of Consular Services (DCS) at 977-9749326458, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) at 977-9749326459, and the Embassy of Nepal in India at 918929601925.