KATHMANDU : The Embassy of Nepal in Oman has said that 175 Nepali migrant workers have returned home today from the seventh rescue flight.
In a press statement, the Embassy stated that efforts are ongoing to repatriate Nepalis as per the migrant workers’ wishes in the face of pandemic outbreak. All crew members and returnees on the flight have tested negative for the virus.
Nepal’s Ambassador to Muscat, Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal, bade farewell to the Nepali migrant workers upon their return to home and wished them a safe journey. The Ambassador also extended best wishes for their lives in the coming days.
Various employees of the Embassy, including Second Secretary Somesh Thapa, Labour Attaché Dinesh Dhakal, members of Nepali Social Club, representatives of Nepali Organisations in Oman and members of Muscat COVID-19 Management Volunteer were present to facilitate the journey of the returnees.
With this flight, the Embassy has become successful in repatriating 1,178 Nepalis who were stranded due to COVID-19 and a lack of regular flights, according to the Embassy.
“There will be regular flights between Oman and Nepal from October as international flights are going to be resumed in Oman from October 1 and one can easily go to Nepal after fulfilling health -related protocol,” reads the press release.