Nepal to evacuate its citizens from China on Feb 15

Rita Lamsal

February 11, 2020

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Nepal to evacuate its citizens from China on Feb 15

Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers situated at Singha Durbar. (File Photo/Khabarhub)

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KATHMANDU: The government has decided to evacuate Nepali students from Wuhan City of China on February 15.

A cabinet meeting on Tuesday took a decision to this effect.

Gokul Baskota, Minister for Communications and Information Technolgy told Khabarhub that Nepal will evacuate the Nepalis on February 15.

Meanwhile, the government has directed all the concerned bodies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to make necessary preparations.

Similarly, the Foreign Ministry also has directed the Nepali Embassy in Beijing to make preparations to this effect.

According to the Ministry, a wide-body airbus of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is being sent to China to evacuate the Nepali students from Wuhan City.

The 264-seater airbus 330-200 series will fly to coronavirus-hit China city to rescue the Nepalis.

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