June 8 : The death toll from COVID-19 has sharply dropped among the non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) living in several foreign countries..
Such toll dropped by 75 per cent last week in comparison to the previous week. Coordinator of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Dr Sanjeev Sapkota, said that four Nepalis died of COVID-19 in Qatar and one each in Kuwait and the UK last week. He added that Nepalis living in 34 different countries have been infected with the disease so far.
The NRNA shared that a total of 125 Nepalis living abroad had died of COVID-19 and 5,590 such people had recovered from it till June 6. According to Sapkota, 14,454 Nepale citizens in various countries had tested positive for the virus till the very date. The deceased Nepalis were from the UK, the USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Ireland, Japan, Turkey, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Likewise, the NRNA has welcomed the government move to rescue Nepalis stranded in different countries due to the spread of pandemic coronavirus. NRNA Chair Kumar Panta welcomed the decision and urged the government to make the repatriation process practical and easier.