22 Nepalis in Bahrain test positive for coronavirus

Kathmandu, April 9

Bahraini authorities reported 10 news cases of coronavirus infection among the Nepalis living there on Wednesday. With this, the number of Nepalis infected with the virus in the Middle Eastern country has reached 22.

The Nepali Embassy in Manama has said the newly diagnosed cases were among the 400 Nepalis recently quarantined. They were quarantined after a foreign national was found infected with the virus in the camp that Nepalis were also living in.

As of 2 pm on Wednesday, 349 persons are infected with the coronavirus in Bahrain whereas five persons are already dead. Other 467 infected persons are already recovered. The country has tested 52,351 persons for the virus so far.

Meanwhile, the embassy has urged all Nepalis residing and working in the country to take necessary measures to protect themselves from the infection. They have been told to contact the embassy and organisations of Nepalis in the country if they have any problem.

There are more than 35,000 Nepalis working in Bahrain.

Published on April 9th, Thursday, 2020 9:55 AM

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