Kathmandu, Sept. 20: A total of 244 Nepalis living in various 17 countries abroad have lost their lives to COVID-19 as of now.
The information was shared by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA)’s Health Committee.
Committee’s coordinator Sanjiv Sapkota, Nepalis in 42 countries across the world tested positive for the deadly infection so far. Nepalis in the UK, the USA, the UAE, Baharain, Kuwait, Qatar, Ireland, Japan, Turkey, Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and India were reported to have died due to COVID-19.
Similarly, over 69,000 Nepalis left at lurch in 30 countries due to the COVID-19 have been rescued home with joint effort of the NRNA and Nepali diplomatic missions abroad.