KATHMANDU, Nepal 

Nepal has rescued nearly 1,000 foreign tourists stranded in remote mountain regions across the country after authorities imposed a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic, an official said Sunday.

An estimated 10,000 tourists from Europe, Australia, South Korea, the U.S., and Canada have been stuck in trekking routes and other tourist locations in the country, said Kabindra Bhatta of the Nepal Tourism Board.

He said around 600 people from European countries have been evacuated over the past three days. Nepal last week halted all international flights and went under lockdown to fight the pandemic.

Among the

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