Kathmandu: As of Saturday, the number of Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) who died of Corona Virus has reached 28 worldwide.
According to the data collected by NRNs, 17 Nepalis died in the UK, 8 in the US, 2 in the UAE and one in Ireland. The NRNA has formed a high-level committee led by its chair Kumar Pant to address the concerns of NRNs in this global Coronavirus pandemic.
So far, 1,166 NRNs in 21 countries are reported to have been infected with COVID-19, according to the NRNA Health Sub-committee coordinator Dr. Sanjeev Sapkota.
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, 2 in Malta and one each in France, Japan, Myanmar and Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, the NRN has mobilized its country chapters to support the families who have lost members to Corona Virus. As of Thursday, relief support was provided to more than 10,000 Corona Virus affected persons in more than two dozen countries, NRNA president Pant said.
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