COVID-19 killed 14 Nepali nationals, infected 665 abroad: NRNA

COVID-19 in Nepal

KATHMANDU, April 12: A total of 14 nationals living abroad have died of coronavirus while 665 have tested positive so far.

According to data revealed by a health committee formed under the High-level Committee headed by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) President Kumar Pant, eight have died in the United Kingdom, five in the United States and one in the United Arab Emirates.

The data were gathered with the help of Nepali missions abroad, NRN chapters and local organizations.

Among the infected, 500 are in the US, followed by 100 in the UK, 18 in Spain, 10 in the UAE, nine in Australia, eight in Portugal, five in Kuwait, four each in Germany and Saudi Arabia, and one each in Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar and Hong Kong.

In Nepal, three Indian nationals in Birgunj were tested positive on Sunday as the coronavirus cases climbed to 12.