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July 12, 2020

3322 Nepalis rescued from Malaysia in first phase

Kathmandu: As many as 3322 stranded Nepalis due to Covid-19 have been rescued from Malaysia through chartered flights in the first phase until Sunday.

At least 21 flights  including Nepal Airlines, Himalaya Airlines, Maldivo Air were operated to bring home 3322 Nepalis from Malaysia. The first phase of repatriation flights were initiated from June 18,2020.

By now, 20 Nepalis stranded in Indonesia, 109 Nepalis from Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan and Spain were also brought home according to Kuala Lumpur based Nepali embassy officials.

The flights coming from Kuala Lumpur have brought 69 Nepalis staying in detention center and Jail including 39 coffin boxes so far.

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