Coronavirus has killed 73 Nepalis globally, more than 5,000 infected


KATHMANDU, May 3: The number of non-resident Nepalis who died of coronavirus has reached 73 as of Saturday evening.

According to the Non-resident Nepalis Association (NRNA), 49 of them died in the United Kingdom. Likewise, 15 died in the United States, five in the United Arab Emirates and one each in Ireland, Japan, Turkey and the Netherlands, according to Coordinator of the NRNA health committee Dr. Sajiv Sapkota. Likewise, 5,247 have been infected with the virus in 27 different countries around the world. 1,570 have recovered from the virus.

The number of infected continues to rise in some middle-east countries, Dr. Sapkota said. Some, 2,300 Nepali workers are reported to have been infected in the gulf alone.

The NRNA has been provided relief support to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 45 countries, NRNA General Secretary Dr. Hem Raj Sharma said, which have benefitted more than 35,000 NRNs.

Since it was first reported in Wuhan, China in late December, the virus has killed 244,803 people infected 3,485,936 worldwide.