COVID-19 killed 28 Nepalis, infected over 1000 abroad


KATHMANDU, April 19: The COVID-19 has killed 28 and infected over 1000 Nepalis living abroad, according to a data released by Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA).

Of them, 17 died in the United Kingdom, eight in the United States, two in the United Arab Emirates and one in Ireland.

Likewise, a total of 1,166 Nepalis has been infected by the virus in 21 countries. Most infections have been reported in the US with 700 cases, followed by 200 in the UK, 71 in the UAE, 22 each in Ireland and Portugal, 21 in Kuwait, 11 in Australia, 10 in Spain, five in Switzerland, four each in Germany, Belgium and Saudi Arabia, five in Switzerland, three each in Canada and Malaysia, two in Malta and one each in France, Japan, Myanmar and Hong Kong.

The NRNA has mobilized its country chapters to support the families who have lost members to coronavirus.

As of Thursday, relief support was provided to more than 10,000 coronavirus affected persons in more than two dozen countries, NRNA president Pant said.

The virus has infected 31 people in Nepal so far. Of them 28 are still active.

A 19-year-old girl — Nepal’s second case — was discharged from Shukraraaj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital after a complete recovery on Saturday.

The first case was confirmed on January 23. He recovered as well.

As of April 19, the virus has infected 2,332,466 people and killed 160,784 people globally. A total of 600,006 patients have recovered.