Image courtesy: The Himalayan Times

A total of 175 Nepali nationals were airlifted from Wuhan in China on Sunday morning.

In a statement issued by the Embassy of Nepal in China, the Nepali nationals who had been evacuated were from six different cities across Hubei Province in China.

“One hundred and seventy-five Nepali nationals from six different cities across Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China were airlifted from Wuhan this morning by a charter flight of Nepal Airlines. Of the 175 nationals, 170 are students, one employee, two visitors, and two children,” the statement read.

“The flight departed for Nepal at 00:52 am (China Standard Time) and is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport at around 04:00 am (Nepal Standard Time),” it added.

Among the 175 people who had been evacuated from the coronavirus hit Chinese city, 134 are male and 41 are female.

The six cities from which the Nepali nationals were evacuated include Wuhan, Enshi, Shiyan Yichang, Jingmen and Jingzhou.

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“The Embassy arranged six separate vehicles to bring the Nepali nationals from different cities of Hubei Province to the airport. Necessary procedures including temperature checks were completed before boarding the plane,” the Embassy stated.

The evacuated people will be kept in quarantine for fourteen days in Nepal, it added.

The Embassy also said that one hundred thousand pieces of face masks donated by the Government of Nepal to the Chinese Government through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu were brought to Wuhan on the same flight, and were handed over to Hubei Charity Federation at the airport.

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