Lamki,June 12-The number of Nepalis entering India from the two main checkpoints of the far-western states who went to India for employment and were stranded in lockdown has increased on Thursday as compared to Wednesday. Two thousand 186 people have entered from Gauriphanta Naka of Kailali and Gaddachauki Naka of Kanchanpur on Thursday.
According to the District Police Office, Kanchanpur, 696 Nepali nationals have entered through the Gaddachauki checkpoint on Thursday while 136 Indians have left.
Similarly, the number of people entering from Gauriphanta checkpoint in Kailali has slightly increased as compared to Wednesday. According to Prateek Bista, Deputy Inspector at the District Police Office, Kailali, 1,051 Nepali nationals entered the checkpoint on Thursday and 389 Indian nationals left.
At the same time, about one lakh seven thousand Nepali citizens have entered Nepal through various checkpoints in the far-western states and the number of those leaving has reached about 14,500.
After entering Nepal, they are sitting in the local level quarantine of different districts. According to the Far Western Province Health Directorate, there are 64,453 people in the quarantine of nine districts of the Far Western Province till Thursday. The highest number is 20,171 in Kailali district and the lowest is 1,301 in Darchula district.
There are 10,547 women and 53,906 men in the quarantine of nine districts in the far west. Those who stay in quarantine on for 14 days are also returning home to stay in home quarantine.
Of the 62 people who tested positive for RDT in Ghodaghodi Municipality on Thursday, those who had been in quarantine and isolation for more than 14 days have been sent home after collecting swabs for PCR test on Thursday.