Nepal has reported the sixth COVID-19 death with the Health Ministry counting the man who died in India while coming to Nepal also as a fatality inside Nepal.
Ministry Spokesperson Dr Bikash Devkota on Friday confirmed that the man's death has also been counted in the death toll of Nepal.
"His infection was confirmed after we tested his swab even though he died on the way in India while coming to Nepal. We have, therefore, included his death in the casualty list of Nepal," Deputy Spokesperson Dr Samir Adhikari explained.
The man from Bhumikasthan-9 Arghakhanchi died on May 23 while coming to Nepal from India where he worked as a labor. His swab was sent to the provincial laboratory in Bhairahawa for test on May 24. The report arrived on Thursday confirming infection.
This is the sixth death confirmed by Nepal.
The government on May 16 had confirmed that the 29-year-old new mother from Ramche in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchowk was the first to die of COVID-19 in Nepal on May 14. The 25-year old man who died while quarantined in Banke on May 17 was the second.
The 70-year-old man who died at National Medical College in Birgunj on May 17 was the third and the 41-year-old man from Madane rural municipality of Gulmi who died at Crimson Hospital on May 21 the fourth.
The man who died in India while returning to Nepal on May 23 was the fifth while the man from Bungmati Lalitpur who died on May 27 the sixth.
Published Date: Friday, Jestha 16, 2077, 17:31:00