The Nepal Democratic Foreign Employment Entrepreneurs Association has criticized the government for managing foreign employment of foreign nationals instead of controlling the second wave of COVID-19.
Secretary General Bhavani Niraula explained that the association’s serious attention has been drawn to the news that chartered flights were allowed to those who came to Saudi Arabia from India for foreign employment during the lockdown in Nepal.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, Secretary General Niraula have told that it was against the interest of Nepali workers for travel agents to misuse the decision of the government of Nepal to allow chartered flights except for two regular flights a week from India.
As Saudi government doesn’t allow direct flights from India, Indian workers are using Nepal as a transit point. They spend 14 days of quarantine period in Nepal which has caused the Nepali people a greater risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
In a statement, General Secretary Niraula saying that the price of a aircraft ticket which was previously Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 has increased by four folds. He said it was a matter of concern that the government did not show any interest to manage COVID-19 crisis within its own country, instead the government has put efforts towards managing transit of Indian workers.
This negligence of the government has increased the risk of exposure of Nepali people to the pandemic.