Nepali Diaspora across the globe report 28 deaths owing to COVID-19

  • April 19, 2020

Non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) who died of the COVID-19 infection has reached 28 – till Saturday, 18th April.

According to the data collected by the Non-resident Nepalis Association (NRNA), 17 died in the UK, 8 in the US, 2 in the UAE and 1 in Ireland.

Dr Sanjeev Sapkota, Health Subcommittee Coordinator of NRNA informed 1,166 NRNs in 21 countries are reported to have been infected with COVID-19.

The highest number of infections is reported to be in the US with around 700, 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, 5 in Switzerland, 4 each in Germany, Belgium and Saudi Arabia 3 each in Canada and Malaysia, two in Malta and one each in France, Japan, Myanmar, and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, the NRNA has mobilized its country chapters to support the families who have lost their members to the disease.

Relief support was provided to more than 10,000 affected persons in more than two dozen countries on Thursday.