Kathmandu, April 1
The Nepali Embassy in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, will stay open every day of the week at a time when most offices in Britain are closed due to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic.
The embassy says it is opening throughout the week to hear the problems faced by the Nepalis in the UK and in Malta due to the coronavirus outbreak, and to take necessary steps. Before this, the embassy was open from Monday to Friday only.
Deputy chief of mission at the embassy, Sarad Raj Aran, says the living quarters of most of the embassy staff are in the same building within the embassy compound and they have been working beside the five days anyway.
He adds that the embassy has issued a notice informing of the extension of the office hours out of realisation that it should be more responsible during the time of the pandemic. The embassy has urged the Nepali students at various universities in Britain to stay safe and observe calm and discipline at such time and to contact the embassy in case of emergencies, stating that some of the students are facing problems including managing food, among others.