Covid-19 claims 128 Nepalis worldwide; more than 15,000 infected

  • May 31, 2020

A total of 128 Nepali nationals have died due to coronavirus (COVID-19) infection worldwide as of Saturday evening, including seven death cases in Nepal.

According to the Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), the highest number of fatalities have been reported in the UK where 66 Nepalis have died so far due to COVID-19 infection.

Nepalis who succumbed to COVID-19 in the UAE has reached 19, 17 in the USA, 8 in Saudi Arabia, 3 each in Bahrain and Kuwait and one each in Ireland, Japan, Turkey, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Dr Sanjeev Sapkota, coordinator of NRNA’s Health Committee said, that the COVID-19 infection among Nepalis has been reported in 34 countries, including Denmark and Turkey which reported new cases of COVID-19 infection among Nepalis in the last week.