Swimmer Gaurika’s father “has recovered” from COVID-19


KATHMANDU, April 14: Swimmer Gaurika Singh said her father had contracted the COVID-19 disease but is now safe from the virus.

In a new year’s message, the winner of four gold medals at the 13th South Asian Games stated that her father, Paras Singh, completed 14-days quarantine on Monday and has recovered. Paras is serving as a doctor at the National Health Service in England.

“Today is not only the start of a new year, but it also marks the end of our 14-day quarantine. Two weeks ago, my dad got the coronavirus symptoms. It’s been a pretty scary fortnight, but he has now recovered,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“But many thousands of people have not been as fortunate,” she added while urging one and all to stay inside to protect ourselves and as well as others to contain the deadly virus.

“While key workers battle on the frontline, we have to collectively do our bit by isolating,” she further wrote.

She also wished a safe and healthy new year ahead.

Originally hailing from Bhimdutta Municipality, Kanchanpur, the-17-year-old lives in London with her parents.

The virus has infected more than 88,000 people and killed 11,329 in the United Kingdom.  According to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), about 100 people in the UK have contracted the virus while eight have lost their lives.