Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has issued orders to set up quarantine facilities at four locations to confine Nepalis to be airlifted from China, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak.
PM Oli issued orders to the concerned authorities during a meeting at his official residence at Baluwatar on February 6, 2020.
The government has decided to set up quarantine locations at four places including Shivapuri, Ichangunarayan, Suryabinayak and Kharipati.
The evacuees from China will be isolated in the finalized locations for 14 days.
Later in the meeting, the Oli government has decided to offer 100,000 protective masks to China to relieve them from the shortage of masks.
Moreover, the government has also planned to build a 300-bed hospital to tackle emergency situations.
Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Health Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai were present at the meeting.
Earlier on February 2, 2020, around 180 Nepalis in Hubei Province have submitted applications to the Nepali Embassy in Beijing requesting evacuation from China.
The applied Nepalis have approached the Embassy demanding immediate evacuation plans by Nepali Government. They are on the verge of mental breakdown as the fear of coronavirus contraction is rising.
As of now, i.e., February 7, 2020, the coronavirus death toll in China has reached 636 with 31,162 confirmed cases.
There are 2 death cases and 320 confirmed cases outside of China. Hong Kong and the Philippines have reported 1 death case each.