A wide-body airplane of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will leave at 2:45 Saturday afternoon to bring back the Nepali students stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Four Nepal Army (NA) doctors will accompany the three pilots, six cabin crew staffers, two engineers, and one flight dispatcher and loadmaster each in the plane.
The plane is scheduled to land at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at around 2:15 early Sunday morning with the rescued students. The plane will have to be disinfected and will not fly for another 48 hours after arriving from the city where the coronavirus outbreak originated.
The Nepali Embassy in China will gather Nepalis from Wuhan and other different places in Hubei province in Wuhan.
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 have also been trained.