The Nepali students stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan will be brought to Nepal on Saturday.
The Cabinet meeting has taken a decision to rescue the Nepalis from the city where the coronavirus outbreak originated, according to a minister. The government will send a Nepal Airlines plane to bring back the students.
A total of 180 persons in Wuhan have filled online applications for rescue.
The government is making arrangements to quarantine the rescued persons clearing buildings at the training center of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Kharipati, Bhaktapur.
The locals in Kharipati, who were protesting against the decision to keep the quarantined persons there, have agreed to allow the government to keep them there following a meeting with representatives of the Health Ministry and the thee security bodies on Tuesday where the locals say the government guaranteed their safety and health.
The government will deploy 86 health personnel to watch over the rescued persons.
A total of 86 health workers including those from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Red Cross, Health Ministry and those working in ambulance were trained at the National Health Training Center in Teku on Monday.
They were trained about their personal safety and what to do if any of the quarantined persons showed symptoms of coronavirus infection.
The crew of the airplane that will go to Wuhan to bring back the stranded Nepalis will also have to be trained.
Published Date: Tuesday, Magh 28, 2076, 18:42:00