Crossing the border

With the festival season over, Nepali migrant workers are again crossing the Nepal-India border in Province 5.

Despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus, the movement of people across the border has not stopped. According to the area police office at Jamunaha, hundreds come and go every day without even maintaining distance.

Most of the people are returning to India after celebrating the festival with families in Nepal.

With not enough employment opportunities available at home, many unemployed youths from several villages go to India where they know they will always find work.

A very worrying situation for all concerned.