26 Nepalis stranded in Myanmar return homeThey were brought to home in a Myanmar Air Force plane.
As many as 26 Nepalis who were stranded in Myanmar were brought to Nepal on Friday.
A Myanmar Air Force aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at around 11 am with the 26 Nepalis.
Of the 26, 17 are from Bagmati Province, four each from Province 1 and Gandaki Province and one from Province 5.
“They have been kept in a holding centre at Yeti Party Palace in Basundhara,” said Brigadier General Bigyan Dev Pandey, the spokesperson of the Nepal Army.
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The government has readied holding centres in Kathmandu to accommodate Nepalis flying in from various countries before they undergo Covid-19 tests, starting Friday. According to officials, returnees will then be sent to their home districts for self-isolation or quarantine facilities depending on the results. Photos by @elitejoshi
The Nepali nationals went through a health check up before the army took them to the holding centre.
The aircraft will take back 53 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in Nepal due to lockdown, said Debendra KC, the general manager of the Tribhuvan International Airport.