The Nepali nationals stranded at the border points with India will be allowed to enter Nepal.
Finance and Communication Minister and Government Spokesperson Yuba Raj Khatiwada said the high-level coordination committee to fight coronavirus pandemic in a meeting Tuesday has decided to let them in on the basis of their documents including citizenship certificates.
"Nepalis arrived at the border points in lack of prior information or in accordance to their travel plan. They will be allowed to enter Nepal for the last time today after checking their documents," he stated.
He added that the decision has been taken following news reports and briefings by the local administration that hundreds of Nepalis have been stranded along the border points with India. Provincial governments will have to keep them in quarantine for 14 days in coordination with the local governments.
Assistant Chief District Officer of Kailali Mohan Raj Joshi told Setopati that over 1,000 persons have been allowed in from Gauriphanta point after collecting their details. "We will make arrangements for them to remain in quarantine in coordination with the local level," Joshi added.
The government on Sunday had decided to shut down all border points with India and China for movement of people for a week starting from Monday.
Published Date: Tuesday, Chaitra 11, 2076, 17:46:00