22,000 Nepali migrant workers leave for India

Despite the fear of COVID-19 pandemic, 22,000 Nepalis have left for India via Nepalgunj border point for work

Sep 28, 2020
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Despite the fear of COVID-19 pandemic, 22,000 Nepalis have left for India via Nepalgunj border point for work. 

SI Bishnu Giri at Jamunaha Area Police Office, Nepalgunj, said around 22,000 Nepalis had gone to India through Nepalgunj border point in the last four weeks. Nepalis left for India saying the prolonged lockdown and COVID-19 fear had made it difficult for them to sustain their livelihood.

These migrant workers, who had returned home after the lockdown started.

According to SI Giri, a total of 76,048 migrant workers had returned to Nepal via the Nepalgunj border point till September 15. Around 40,000 Indian nationals returned home during the same time via the border point.


https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/22000-nepali-migrant-workers-leave-for-india/

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