Nepalis in South Korea not infected from COVID-19


KATHMANDU, March 18: No Nepali nationals residing in South Korea have been infected by the coronavirus, said Dilliram Bastola, labor attache at the Embassy of Nepal in South Korea.

According to the Government of South Korea, over 60 foreigners in Korea are infected with the global virus.

Of total infected foreigners, 38 are Chinese nationals, seven are Americans and two Vietnamese, two are Mongolians, two are Australians and two are Argentines.

“No Nepalis have been infected yet,” confirmed Bastola.

According to EPS Korea Nepal, 40,000 Nepalis are currently working in Korea, and thousands of others are students.

South Korea is the fifth worst-hit country by the pandemic, with 8,320 confirmed cases and 81 deaths, as of Wednesday.

The virus, since it emerged in Wuhan, China on Dec 31 last year, has infected 184,975 people in 159 countries and territories and killed 7,529.