Coronavirus Outbreak: 175 Nepalis To Be Evacuated From Wuhan


Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 2 February 2020) – At least 175 Nepalis residing in China have filled up the evacuation form issued by the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

The embassy informed that the Nepalis would be brought to Nepal within 1-2 days, after completing the procedural formalities.

Following the outbreak of coronavirus in China, the Government of Nepal had on February 1 decided to evacuate Nepali nationals currently residing in Hubei Province of China.

The embassy had called Nepalis willing to return to their homeland to fill up the form by 9:00AM today, February 2.

Sushil Kumar Lamsal, Deputy Chief of Mission of the embassy, informed that 175 Nepali nationals had filled up the form.

Around 200 Nepalis, either on student visa or by taking labour permission, have been residing in Wuhan, said Lamsal.

Lamsal said that some of them had returned Nepal on the occasion of Chinese New Year prior to the outbreak of the epidemic.

“We had prepared a list of around 188 people, among which 175 Nepalis had filled up the form,” said Lamsal. “We will send them to Nepal after completing the required procedures.”

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