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COVID-19 Nepalis: 675 Infected and 14 Dead Abroad

Nepalis living in the USA are at high stake as the country is grappling under the colossal impact of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Nepalis: 675 Infected and 14 Dead Abroad

While Nepal is grappling with the issue of tracing Tablighi Jamaat members, the situation of the Non- Resident Nepalis (NRNs) is becoming worse as the global countries are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), a total of 675 Nepalis have been infected and 14 have died due to coronavirus.

COVID-19 Nepalis in Abroad

Country Infection Cases Deaths
USA 500 5
UK 100 8
UAE 10 1
Spain 18
Portugal 22
Australia 9
Kuwait 5
Germany 4
Saudi Arabia 4
Japan 1
Malaysia 1
Hong Kong 1

The NRNA has been collecting the data with the help of Nepali Embassies across the world, branches of the NRNA and other local communities.

Moreover, the NRNA has also initiated 24/7 helpline services to know the concerns of the Nepalis residing in various countries across the world.

The helpline numbers include-

  • 9841280005 (from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • 9808312555 (from 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight)
  • 9823458204 (from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 am)

Any Nepali living in a foreign country can reach the helpline through normal phone calling or through Viber and WhatsApp.

The helpline will be operated by the NRNA Secretary Hem Raj Sharma.

So far, Nepal has reported 12 coronavirus infection cases. However, the country is on high alert as three Tablighi Jamaat members tested positive for coronavirus.

Global COVID-19 Overview

As of today, the coronavirus has infected 1,854,043 people and claimed 114,291 lives globally. However, 427,879 patients have recovered from the infection.

Major Affected Countries-

  • USA – 560,433 cases, 22,115 deaths
  • Spain – 166,831 cases, 17,209 deaths
  • Italy – 156,363 cases, 19,899 deaths
  • France – 132,591 cases, 14,393 deaths
  • Germany – 127,854 cases, 3,022 deaths
  • UK – 84,279 cases, 10,612 deaths
  • China – 82,160 cases, 3,341 deaths
  • Iran – 71,686 cases, 4,474 deaths
  • Turkey – 56,956 cases, 1,198 deaths
  • Belgium – 29,647 cases, 3,600 deaths

Stay Tuned to Nepali Sansar for Latest Updates on COVID-19!

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