Kathmandu, May 24 -- Families of deceased Nepali migrant workers have started giving their approval for performing the final rites in the countries where they had been working owing to the lockdown, which has made it difficult to bring their bodies back home.

As the country is under a protracted lockdown with international flights suspended, several families have no option but to allow the cremation of their loved ones in the labour destinations.

According to the Foreign Employment Board, the government responsible for repatriating bodies and providing financial assistance to the aggrieved families, 58 families agreed for the cremation of their deceased family members abroad in the two months of the lockdown.

As per the data updated on...