On Friday, the Nepal police arrested 45 Chinese nationals who were stranded in the country because of the coronavirus restrictions, after their protest turned violent.
The Chinese nationals who were arrested were also seen holding placards such as “I want to go home!” wherein they attempted to move towards the Prime Minister’s office in Kathmandu. Sources have said, that some police were injured by the same nationals after they used batons to stop the protesting. Nepal has also suspended international flights as part of the many precautionary measures to stop the spreading of the virus.
Kiran Bajracharya told AFP that the nationals may face charges of protesting in a restricted zone and also violating the lockdown under existing laws. Meanwhile, several countries, including the US, the UK, Australia and France have chartered evacuation flights for their citizens in Nepal, no official flights have been made to rescue stranded Chinese nationals.
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