August 18, 2020
The government of Nepal ultimately decided to postpone fifth phase of rescue campaign till next notice after well preparation of quarantine facilities. It was begun yesterday which has been halted after the direction of COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) to the concerned authorities due to this all the scheduled flights will be halted from Tuesday.
The government of Nepal had started the fifth phase of repatriation with an aim to repatriate Nepali workers stranded in Gulf countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, issuing a notice, the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to halt previously scheduled flights and not to issue any permission for further flights until proper quarantine facilities are managed.
In present time, many local governments have been sealing highly risky areas in the country and till date CCMC has not received any guarantee of quarantine arrangements. In this regards, CCMC further said that repatriation flights will be halted until the stakeholders arrange hotel quarantine facilities and submit proper details of the quarantine measures that have been taken.