As the coronavirus returns in a most infectious variant, the Himalayan nation, same as the other global countries, has started reimposing curfews, partial lockdown, and other restrictions to curb the second wave.
Lately, the Nepali Government has decided to suspend issuing new work permits for citizens aspiring to seek employment in foreign countries, with effect from today, i.e., May 7, 2020.
Issuing a public notice on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has directed the Foreign Employment Office to stop issuing new work permits for foreign employment until further notice.
The decision from the DoFE comes on the heels of the government’s decision to suspend both domestic and international flights till May 14 in a bid to control the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the Department has permitted online access for the renewal of work permits.
During the first wave last year, the government had suspended issuing work permits on March 12 and reopened it only after six months.
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