Most Nepalese believe in Hinduism and admire asceticism. In the face of all sufferings, most of them are calm, calm and optimistic. They believe that they will have a better “next life”. With the outbreak of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, many “Buddha” locals are also indifferent to their own safety. In the case of their own food shortages, they also spontaneously provide assistance to stranded foreign tourists and free cattle, stray dogs and monkeys on the street. food.
Food shortage, indifferent
Nepal under the epidemic has blocked the country from March 24th, except police and social security personnel, everyone must stay at home. Many citizens of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu flooded into supermarkets and convenience stores on the evening of March 23rd Buying money, rice noodles, grains and oils are relatively sufficient, but vegetables, fruits and vegetables are quickly sold out. Nepal restricts transportation, and a large number of agricultural and sideline products cannot be transported from the place of production to the city. Although the Nepalese government allows convenience stores and pharmacies to open for business, the shop owners have no way to go to their shops from their homes, so most of the shops on Kathmandu Street are closed, and only some of the smaller shops where the owners live closer In business. It can be said that a large number of citizens of Kathmandu can only rely on the surplus food at home to maintain their basic survival.
Whether it was a major disaster such as the 2015 earthquake, or when the government imposed blockages and controls due to other emergencies, and there was a serious shortage of materials, there was almost no large-scale riots and robbery crimes in Nepal. Kind people controlled and served the government. The inadequacies and faults in the whole are tolerant and calm. As Hindu believers, they admire asceticism, calmly, calmly and optimistically in the face of suffering, and believe in the “next life” cycle.
The employees in the small area and the local youth sitting idle in twos and threes outside the small convenience store all looked calm and calm. They generally believe that there are not many confirmed cases in Nepal, and there is nothing to worry about. Although the food is in short supply, three meals a day of onion curry bibimbap also live well.
Feeding street animals
The locals believe that feeding the oxen, which symbolizes God, does as many good deeds as possible, and the “afterlife” will be reborn into the family of high castes. Under the epidemic, there were no tourists on the street, and pedestrians were rare. As a result, a large number of animals on the street had no food. Regardless of the dilemma of their own food shortages, many citizens spontaneously put processed food on the street for the consumption of raw cattle and stray dogs, monkeys and other animals. The old man brought his own food to Patan Palace Square to feed the pigeons.
Accommodation for foreign tourists
In response to the outbreak, Nepal had earlier canceled the 2020 International Tourism Year project and banned the issuance of mountaineering permits, but according to statistics, at the beginning of the outbreak, more than 10,000 foreign tourists were still stranded in Nepal. The vast majority of these tourists are trapped in hotels in Kathmandu, and a few are trapped in the Everest and Annapurna areas. At present, all foreign tourists have moved to the city.
Some mountaineers and backpackers simply do not have enough funds to pay for board and lodging during the blockade, and there are also certain problems in the supply of materials in the mountains. Therefore, the small town of Lukla (the only access route to Everest from the Nepal side) will provide trapped tourists with free meals, accommodation and wireless internet from the morning of March 26. Five charter flights will be dispatched in early April The trapped tourists were taken back to Kathmandu.
As early as the beginning of the year, the Nepalese government closed the only land port between China and Nepal that can carry out personnel exchanges-the Jilong port. However, there are still many Chinese citizens who travelled from Kathmandu to Jesuadhadi (the Nigerian side of the Giron port) and are now trapped near the port.
The Nepalese government decided to collect information on foreign citizens and resettle them in order to solve their difficulties in life. Nepal has reopened the Zhangmu port and is preparing to reopen the Jilong port. At present, the first batch of medical supplies from China has arrived in Nepal from the Zhangmu port.