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Hundreds of Americans flown out of locked-down Nepal
CBS News ^ | MARCH 31, 2020 | MARCH 31, 2020

Posted on 03/31/2020 3:19:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Hundreds of stranded Americans left Nepal on a repatriation flight Tuesday, days after a complete lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation to help fight the coronavirus.

A Qatar Airways flight arranged by the U.S. government flew 302 Americans from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport to Washington, D.C. The elderly, families with children and people with a medical condition were given priority on the flight.

The U.S. Embassy in Nepal estimates that 3,000 to 4,000 Americans are still in the country but says not all of them are seeking to leave. Plans for future flights to evacuate more of the Americans were unclear.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coronavirus; himalayas; nepal
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1 posted on 03/31/2020 3:19:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Was Bob Seger among them?


2 posted on 03/31/2020 3:20:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

Wow! You must be OLD!


3 posted on 03/31/2020 3:26:03 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Darteaus94025

Rock and Roll never forgets!


4 posted on 03/31/2020 3:26:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: nickcarraway

Nepal has 5 total known cases. I may have chosen to stay there.


5 posted on 03/31/2020 3:27:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Fascism and socialism are cousins. They both disarm their citizens.)
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To: nickcarraway

This does not seem smart to me. Why would someone leave an area with relatively little Covid and fly through some of the worst infected countries to reach the #1 Covid country? I can understand travel if you have an important appointment like a cancer follow-up check-up. But otherwise, why wouldn’t you just be a bit of recluse in a fairly secluded area?


6 posted on 03/31/2020 3:28:09 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Red in Blue PA

GMTA by 11 seconds.


7 posted on 03/31/2020 3:29:20 PM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: nickcarraway

How many were dual citizens versus just citizens??


8 posted on 03/31/2020 3:31:18 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jemian
This does not seem smart to me. Why would someone leave an area with relatively little Covid and fly through some of the worst infected countries to reach the #1 Covid country?

Visa/passport expiring? Out of money? Want to keep your job/romance alive back home?

9 posted on 03/31/2020 3:49:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

Screwball navel gazers. Ohmmmm!


10 posted on 03/31/2020 3:51:53 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (Guide me, O thou great redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why would anyone go to Nepal other than mountaineering or for the hashish? I would like to see it yes, but it’s surprising so many Americans there.


11 posted on 03/31/2020 3:57:56 PM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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Wouldn’t you want to go there to get the headpiece of the Staff of Ra??


12 posted on 03/31/2020 4:00:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I haven’t researched the Nepalese government’s position, but in Indonesia, if you’re locked down and the visa expires, you wait. They have said the penalty fees will be waived. Out of money? Hmmmm. That seems a good reason. Job and romance? Aren’t the jobs shut down in the US? Romance? He won’t wait? Dump him then.

There are a few good reasons for traveling but really, it is probably safer in Nepal.


13 posted on 03/31/2020 4:18:12 PM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: Jemian

I mostly agree with you, but I could see how some might see it differently, and want to get back to home base.


14 posted on 03/31/2020 4:21:40 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

Now, who do you suppose arranged that?


15 posted on 03/31/2020 4:41:49 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: dfwgator

All I have is these damned Nepalese coins.

L


16 posted on 03/31/2020 4:44:46 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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you don’t want to be in a third world country during a epidemic. it might not be there right now but all it takes is one person being sick and spreading it for the virus to hit that country. with the country having as few resources as it has getting sick there would be real bad. who do you think the country will take care of first with its limited resources.


17 posted on 03/31/2020 4:49:00 PM PDT by PCPOET7
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How did they escape if it was locked down? Did they tunnel out from under the wall?


18 posted on 03/31/2020 4:57:20 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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you don’t want to be in a third world country during a epidemic.

Actually, I do. I am in Papua, Indonesia.

19 posted on 03/31/2020 5:00:35 PM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: Lurker

Something About Mary...


20 posted on 03/31/2020 5:20:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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