Kathmandu, May 22
As the government is mulling over bringing back vulnerable Nepalis from foreign countries in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has been given the responsibility to manage such people who return to the country.
The meeting of Council of Ministers today sought necessary guideline from CCMC to manage Nepalis who return from abroad. Under pressure from different quarters, government is planning to bring home vulnerable Nepalis from abroad, especially from various migrant destinations.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had also directed the government to bring back vulnerable Nepali migrants from foreign destinations.
“As we are planning to bring home Nepalis who are living in vulnerable conditions in foreign lands, CCMC has been assigned to prepare the necessary guideline to manage such returnee Nepalis,” informed Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. “Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has sought options from the centre on how those who return can be managed.”
The Cabinet meeting of March 29 had set up the CCMC in order to develop information system, human resources and other resources to combat the COVID-19 induced crisis. The committee is functioning under the High-level Coordination Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 and is coordinated by Narayan Prasad Bidari, secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, while-high level N
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