Kathmandu, July 16: Over 28,000 Nepalis stranded in various countries have been rescued as of Wednesday, July 15.
According to a press statement of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC), on Wednesday alone 593 people landed in Nepal. Of them, 17 were U.S. staff who came via Malaysian Airlines at 11:30 a.m.
Excluding 17 U.S. staff members, the number of total rescued Nepalis reached 28,108 as of July 15, according to the CCMC spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam.
On Wednesday, 151 Nepalis were rescued from Singapore and Australia, 166 from UAE, 141 (Sharjah) from Qatar, and 118 from UAE (Dubai).
The Nepalis were rescued from 25 different countries, according to the CCMC record.
Of the total rescued Nepalis, the highest number hail from UAE with 6,091. Among the seven states, the highest number of Nepalis came from Bagmati State with 8,039 and the least from Karnali State with 616 persons.
– The Rising Nepal