Connect with us

South Asia

Tourists, Workers Stranded As India, Nepal Seal Border Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Published

on

Nepal has been under a complete lockdown for the past week after five coronavirus cases emerged in the country. With the lockdown, thousands of tourists have been stranded after the government suspended international flights.

After Migrant Workers, Indian Medic Staff Faces Apathy, Discrimination, Thrashings

Not just tourists, there are local people who are stranded as well. Officials have said that the Nepalese stranded in Darchula, Nepal, adjoining Uttarakhand, India, will not get entry into the country at this time. Nepal government has clarified that until the time of lockdown is over, they will not allow anyone to enter Nepal.

Chief District Magistrate of Darchula district, Yadunath Podel has said, “We cannot open borders and let anyone come here. This is necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus.” According to reports, about 500 Nepalese citizens have assembled to go to their village towards the border of India adjacent to Darchula.

Coronavirus A Wrath Of God; Best Time To Target India, US, Europe

Nepali citizens studying and working in India have also urged the Government of Nepal to rescue them and get them back. Since the lockdown was suddenly imposed in both the countries, people did not have time to go to their homes and thus have been stranded.

To check the spread of coronavirus in India, a complete lockdown of 21 days was imposed from 25 March. On the other hand, Nepal also locked the entire country for a week from March 24 after confirming two cases of corona infection.

From Kashmir To Andamans – Tablighi Jamaat Congregation Leaves Covid-19 Footprints Everywhere

Later the Nepal government extended the lockdown for another week. According to the World Health Organization, there have been a total of five cases of corona infection in Nepal with zero fatalities. 

The Embassy of Nepal, present in India, issued a mobile number for its citizens stranded here (+91 892 960 1925) and said that if any Nepalese stranded or struggling for medicines or food can contact the embassy directly.

However Nepali students say that “it is a pity that no one picks up the phone when calling”.

Hari Prasad Odari, consular at the Nepal embassy in Delhi, says, “No one is allowed to travel during the lockdown, so people should stay where they are. The embassy will help them in arranging their stay and food. “

Pakistan Could Be The Hardest Hit By Covid-19 Pandemic: UN Report

He says, “Nepali people from all over India are calling us and we are also being requested in social media to help them in getting people to Nepal, but we cannot help them right now.” The embassy has said that they are receiving calls from several places including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Punjab, Bengaluru, Rajasthan, Jammu Kashmir, Kullu-Manali.

He says that the Embassy officials are in constant touch with the Government of India to collect information about the people whose jobs have been lost due to the lockdown and those who are stranded.

All borders of Nepal with India and China have been sealed to prevent corona from spreading. Since then, many citizens of Nepal have gathered together on the Indian border.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Putin-Macron Putin-Macron
Europe2 hours ago

French President Emmanuel Macron Blames Azerbaijan For Starting Conflict With Armenia

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday voiced solidarity with Armenia amid its conflict with Azerbaijan over disputed Upper Karabakh region....

Israel-Turkey Israel-Turkey
Europe5 hours ago

Greece Turning Into Another Israel – Turkish Expert Slams EU’ Blind Support For Athens

With growing military confrontations in the Eastern Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey, several European Union (EU) nations have got itself...

Indian-Flag Indian-Flag
Featured5 hours ago

200,000 Muslim Children Disappeared From Uttarakhand Overnight: Another Smear Campaign Or Truth?

A news is getting viral on WhatsApp and Social media in India which EurAsian Times has access to. The news...

INDIA-CHINA-WAR INDIA-CHINA-WAR
Asia Pacific6 hours ago

How India, China Conflict In Ladakh Is Becoming A ‘Test Platform’ For Drone Technology?

In a bid to compete with one another, India and China have been deploying their heavy weaponry and latest armaments...

India-Pakistan ties India-Pakistan ties
Featured6 hours ago

Pakistan Slams India For “Illegally” Freezing Amnesty’s Bank Accounts

Pakistan’s foreign minister – Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday lamented India “illegally” freezing Amnesty International’s bank accounts and called on...

PAK-DA-RUSSIA PAK-DA-RUSSIA
Featured9 hours ago

Rafales, F-35s, J-20s or Su-57s: Which Air Force Operates The World’s Fastest Fighter Jets?

Ahead of the dawn of sixth-generation fighter jets including Britain’s “Tempest”, US’ secret fighter under NGAD program, and proposed Russian...

Trillion-Dollar-Infra Trillion-Dollar-Infra
Americas12 hours ago

“Shut-Up Man!”: Donald Trump Has A Face-Off With Joe Biden At US Presidential Debate

US President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden clashed Tuesday evening during a political showdown that repeatedly broke down...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Featured13 hours ago

After The Rafale Fiasco, How Will Indian Armed Forces Benefit From The Removal Of Offset Clause?

The Rafale fighter jets were back in the media limelight when the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) reprimanded...

S400-VS-F35 S400-VS-F35
Americas22 hours ago

Inside America’s Trillion Dollar Disaster – How The US’ F-35 Jets Emerged From The Ashes?

The United States currently houses the most sought after and probably the most potent fighter jets in the world, the...

TURKEY TURKEY
Featured23 hours ago

Armenia Threatens To Shoot-Down Turkish F-16s With Russian Iskandar Missiles

In a severe escalation of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenian Ministry of Defense reported that an Armenian jet was...

Advertisement