Nepal, May 14 -- Nepali migrant workers' hopes of returning to work in South Korean have been dashed after authorities there asked them to submit a clear self-quarantine plan in view of the Covid-19 threat.

Nearly 250 workers, who had been in Nepal during their work-break and could not return due to lockdown and suspension of international flights, were set to leave for South Korea on Tuesday.

The Cabinet recently decided to allow them to return to South Korea on a chartered flight after they complete their medical examination.

"Every worker returning to South Korea will have to take with them a certificate detailing their 14-days self-quarantine plan," said Krishna Prasad Khanal, director at the Employment Permit System (EPS) Section,...