KATHMANDU, Nepal

Nepal has rescued more than 100 tourists stranded in various mountain regions across the country amid lockdown imposed by the country’s authorities to stem the spread of the coronavirus, an official said Friday. 

As many as 46 tourists were airlifted from Jomsom, a mountain region near Nepal’s border with China, said Smita KC, an officer at Nepal Tourism Board.

Fourteen tourists, including six French nationals, have been rescued from Lukla, the gateway to Everest, the world’s highest peak, she said.

The officer, however, added 150 foreign tourists were still awaiting rescue in Lukla, which lies at an altitude

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