Today’s reported infections in the Kathmandu valley is 59.05 per cent of the country’s total cases.
11 more Covid-19 fatalities were recorded on Saturday bringing the total nationwide death toll to 427. Despite the escalating figures the government released the lockdown in Nepal on Thursday. Thousands have already lost jobs and livelihoods due to the lockdown which has been in place since March.
It has been reported in the Himalayan Times that 400 Nepalese people per day are risking the high prevalence of Coronavirus in India (cases now estimated as 90,000), and are returning in order to find jobs.