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Bagmati State, Nepal accounts for highest number of home returnees during lockdown

Meanwhile, nearly 3000 people have taken labor permit again for abroad employment in the last one month.
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KATHMANDU:- The highest number of citizens of the Bagmati State returned home during the lockdown in which the regular international flights were suspended.

Out of the 51 thousand 441 Nepalis who returned home from abroad as of August 14, fourteen thousand two hundred fifty-seven are from Bagmati State, COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) said. Similarly, 10 thousand 883 citizens of State-1, eight thousand 598 citizens of State-5, eight thousand 506 citizens of State-2, six thousand 701 citizens of Gandaki State, one thousand 319 citizens of Sudurpaschim State and one thousand 177 citizens of Karnali State returned home during the period.

According to CCMC, Nepalis from 30 various countries returned home in that period. the highest number of Nepalis (14 thousand 314) returned home from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) followed by seven thousand 817 from Saudi Arabia, seven thousand 642 from Malaysia, six thousand 329 from Kuwait, six thousand 191 from Qatar, 980 from Bahrain, 967 from South Korea, 943 from Australia, 811 from Oman and 709 from the Maldives.

This data is of those who returned home from third countries except India through Tribhuvan International Airport after the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no exact data on the number of Nepalis returning home from India after the onset of the pandemic. The government had decided to allow the Nepali citizens stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 to come back home on chartered flights from June 5 by adopting the health safety standards.

Meanwhile, nearly 3000 people have taken labor permit again for abroad employment in the last one month. Two thousand 911 people (153 women and 2,758 men) have taken work permit to go abroad for employment during this period, The Foreign Employment Office, Tahachal said.

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