The Nepal government has decided to allow once-a-week flights to China, Qatar and Turkey as all international flights, except two flights per week to India, have remained suspended in the country’s efforts to curb a deadly new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Minister said on May 29.

Authorities had suspended almost all international flights earlier this month and later extended the suspension till the end of May so as to curb Covid-19, as variants of the virus had left more sick and dead. On May 18, the Nepali government decided to open flights to Guangzhou, China and Doha, Qatar.