The Nepal Government has temporarily restricted some 50 Nepalis preparing to leave for South Korea to gain employment through Employment Permit System (EPS).
The government has imposed travel restrictions in response to the alarming rise in coronavirus cases in South Korea.
According to the EPS, the 50 Nepalis, who were supposed to fly to South Korea on March 1, should wait till the third week of March.
The Nepali Government has been sending Nepalis to South Korea under the Employment Permit System. About 40,000 Nepali migrant workers, 2,500 students and around 1,000 other Nepalis are currently living in South Korea.
The Nepali Embassy in South Korea has requested Nepalis to be safe from contracting coronavirus by adopting measures disseminated by the Korean Government and health agencies.
The Korean Government has raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level today, as the cases are increasing rapidly. So far, South Korea reported over 760 coronavirus cases and 7 deaths.
China, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, has reported 77,150 confirmed cases and 2,592 death cases.
At least 30 other countries have reported coronavirus infection cases. There are 27 death cases and around 2000 confirmed cases outside China.
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