Security bodies, local levels rescue stranded migrant workers in Far West

Khabarhub

May 21, 2020

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Security bodies, local levels rescue stranded migrant workers in Far West

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KATHMANDU: The security bodies are found active in rescuing migrant Nepali workers who are stranded at India-Nepal border in the wake of the extended lockdown in both countries.

The security bodies have worked together with local levels to this end. According to COVID-19 focal person of Kanchanpur, Siddharaj Bhatta, nearly 600 new entrants were kept in quarantines after their health check in a week.

He added that about 150 persons were rescued today from different border points while they were entering Nepal via clandestine ways.

Even the swab was collected from 95 persons, reaching Chandani-Dodhara border areas.

Similarly, spokesperson at the District Police Office, DSP Rabindra Poudel, said a total of 278 Nepalis were rescued from Chandani- Dodhara area and kept at Bhimduttanagar based Baijnath School’s quarantine.

A large number of Nepali workers are still desperately waiting for their return home back as they lost jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bhimduttanagar Municipality Mayor Surendra Bista shared that they were planning to manage quarantine facilities to those who have arrived at no man’s land to enter home lately. RSS

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