Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 31 (ANI): thousands of migrant employees from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have been stranded at Raxaul-Birgunj border between India and Nepal due to the lockdown that has been imposed in both nations in view of the surging COVID-19 cases.
The workers had been held up at the no man's land for 30 hours at the same time as trying to flee again to their hometown after Indian authorities did not permit them to enter the united states of america as a preventive measure over the coronavirus danger.
On March sixteen, India sealed its porous border with Nepal, banned the entry of overseas nationals into Bihar and suspended bus offerings for a fortnight to stem the unfold of the exceptionally contagious ailment.
health officials stated the motion changed into taken after a symptomatic case changed into detected at one of the 49 transit points alongside the border and one case of coronavirus changed into showed in Nepal. Health officers said the districts bordering Nepal are under special cognizance for stringent surveillance at transit points.
in the meantime, after a cabinet meeting, the Nepal government decided on Sunday to extend its national lockdown by another week till April 7 middle of the night.
because of the lockdown in Nepal, the migrant people have been dealing with problem in receiving food resources. As a end result, they started out on foot to cross the border strolling.
The District Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Police, Motihari, Bihar, are taking stock of the state of affairs.
Motihari DM said that the border is sealed and the protection of the people is more crucial presently. "The Ministry of outside Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu are in talks with the Nepali authorities to facilitate the human beings on the border," he stated.
In a comparable condition, lots of Nepalese migrant people are also stranded on the Indo-Nepal border metropolis of Dharchula in Uttarakhand, following the lockdown due to the coronavirus risk.
The critical authorities has ordered all States to seal borders and that there must be no motion of human beings.
India has recorded 1,117 active COVID-19 nice instances as on Monday night time. (ANI)