Gurkhas rescue 109 British travellers stranded in remote parts of Nepal amid coronavirus outbreak

The soldiers, along with UK embassy staff and drivers, travelled more than 4,000 miles through the Himalayas to reach tourists stuck in mountainous towns, villages and national parks, as part of a three-week rescue mission. In total 109 British people, along with 28 foreign nationals, were helped so they could reach charter flights to get home amidst strict lockdown measures.