The number of Nepalis succumbing to Coronavirus infection in several countries across the world has surpassed 300 as of last Saturday, according to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA)’s Health Committee. With two more Nepalis, one each in Germany and India who died from the flu-like infection this week, the worldwide death toll of Nepali people has reached 301.
Germany reported the first death of a Nepali person from the virus there, said NRNA’s COVID-19 High Level Committee coordinator Chiran Sharma. According to the Health Committee‘s coordinator Dr Sanjeev Sapkota, more Nepalis have been reported to have contracted the deadly infection this week in Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal and India.
Till Saturday evening, the total COVID-19 cases among the Nepalis in 49 countries had reached 48,639 while 44,671 infected ones have been recovered. The recovery rate is 91 percent.