Kathmandu, Sept 12, A total of 146 Nepali migrant workers were repatriated via charter flights from Bahrain today. These people were stranded in various places of Bahrain due to COVID-19 outbreak and its effect in their job settlement.
According to Nepali Ambassador to Bahrain, Padam Sundas, 145 Nepali migrant workers who were in the country on leave but stranded for long due to the halt of international flights were also sent back to Bahrain to resume the job.
Sundas added that about 1,300 Nepali migrant workers lost their jobs in Bahrain after hotels and restaurants were shut down due to pandemic. He also informed that the embassy was working out to send Nepalis back home and to Bahrain as per their wish.
A large number of Nepali migrant workers were found aspiring to return to Nepal and they would be sent home soon, according to the ambassador.