Coronavirus killed 49 Nepalis worldwide, nearly 2,000 infected: NRNA


KATHMANDU, April 26: The number of Nepalis killed by the global pandemic has reached 49 while nearly people have been infected by the virus, according to Non-resident Nepalis Association Health Committee.

Of the total deaths till Saturday evening, 33 have died in the United Kingdom, 10 in the United States, two in the United Arab Emirates and one each in the Ireland, Japan, Turkey and the Netherlands.

Likewise, 1,983 people in 24 countries have been infected by the virus.

According to Committee Coordinator Dr Sanjiv Sapkota, the number of infection is highest in the US with 1,000 cases, followed by 700 in the UK, 81 in the UAE, 49 in Bahrain, 42 in Kuwait, 27 in Portugal, 22 in Ireland, 12 in Spain, 11 in Australia, six in Belgium, five in Switzerland, four each in the Saudi Arabia and Germany, three each in Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand and Cyprus and two each in Japan, Hong Kong, and Malta and one each in France.

The Committee has been collecting details to this regard from 36 NRN doctors working in several hospitals abroad, diplomatic mission, its chapters and local organizations.

NRNA general secretary Dr Hemraj Sharma said the association has mobilized 900 volunteers through its chapters in 41 countries for the assistance of NRNs affected by COVID-19.

Inside the country, the COVID-19 cases has climbed to 51 after two more infections were reported on Sunday. No deaths have been reported so far.

The virus has infected 2,923,656 people and killed 203,317 people globally.