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60 Nepalis quarantined in India

14 March 2020  

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BARA: Around sixty Nepali devotees who were traveling to Vaishno Devi temple have been quarantined at Katra of India following the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19.

The Indian Police have been kept the devotees in high supervision for four days.

The devotees had left for their religious tour to Vaishno Devi on March 7 from Kalaiya, Birgunj.

Shrawan Rayamajhi, one among the travelers said that the Police held them from Katra Railway station of Jammu, Kashmir, The Rising Nepal reported.

“As soon as we got off the train, the Indian Police held us,” another Nepali, Hridayanath Karna said. “Constant health check-ups are being conducted upon us for three days.”

“In presence of the police personnel, a team of doctors check our body temperature, blood pressure and cough two times in a day,” he said.

“Although the police have not misbehaved with us, we are told that we will be out from the quarantine only after 14 days,” said Karna while talking to our correspondent on a mobile phone.

Rayamajhi said, “Even though we have been kept in a well-facilitated quarantine, we have been facing difficulties as we aren’t allowed to get out of the quarantine.”

Bharat Raj Poudel, Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that he wasn’t informed about the issue.

“It is not safe to travel anywhere during the outbreak of a pandemic virus unless it is urgent,” said Poudel. “It is a matter, of course, to be kept in quarantine during the global emergency.”

Publish Date : 14 March 2020 15:21 PM

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