The sixth municipal assembly of Changunarayan municipality has urged the government to search alternative, objecting to the government's decision of quarantine for the Nepalis evacuated from Wuhan of China at Kharipati, Bhaktapur.
The municipal assembly started at Kharipati-based Nepal Electricity Authority on Friday determined that the government's decision was not appropriate in any point of view and urged the government to search its alternative.
Criticizing the government's decision, Nepal Communist Party, Nepali Congress and Nepal Peasant and Workers Party's people's representatives and municipal assembly members asked the government to correct its decision.
Reading out the decisions made by the municipal council, Som Prasad Mishra said, We draw the attention of the government towards the protest of the locals at Kharipati to set up quarantine here to house the China-returnee Nepalis and demand with the government to seek alternative to Kharipati, a densely populated place, for setting up quarantine elsewhere.
Furthermore, he shared they however decided to express solidarity with the people of China and Chinese government on its struggle against the coronavirus. They also decided to demand with the government to bring back those Nepalis in China willing to come back home.
Similarly, Changunarayan municipality-8 ward chair Parashar Sapkota said that their attention was seriously drawn towards government attention to quarantine Nepalis returning from China at Kharipati.
Ward no 2 chair Shivahari KC said that the locals at Kharipati were frightened that a quarantine would be built amid the human settlement. Stating that the municipality be concerned about the safety and security of its public, he warned that the public would take to street if the government does not revoke its decision to set up quarantine here.
Chairpersons from other wards also showed similar concern that they did not like to have the quarantine near their settlements.
Source: National News Agency Nepal