33 Nepalis have died of COVID-19 in UK so far


KATHMANDU, April 26: A total of 33 Nepalis have died of coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom so far, according to Embassy of Nepal in London. Of them three are women.

Apart from the Embassy, the Gorkha Welfare Trust also keeps a separate record, said spokesperson of the Embassy Sharad Raj Aran.

However, the Trust and Embassy put the toll to 33 or more. The Trust maintains records of only the ex-Gurkha army personnel which could lead to a variation in the number of deaths, said officer at the trust Gyari Ghale.

The number of deaths could be higher as the families who suffer deaths may not inform the media.

Furthermore, the hospital management do not make the death public without the consent of the concerned families. RSS