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Once again, Oli claims Nepalis have stronger immunity

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses the House of Representatives meeting, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Kathmandu, June 18

Once again, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that Nepalis have stronger immunity against Covid-19, and it has resulted in fewer deaths in the country.

Responding to the lawmakers’ queries regarding the annual budget statement for the next fiscal year 2020/21 in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon, Oli reiterated that most of the 20 cases declared as Covid-19 deaths were not caused by the coronavirus, but they were considered Covid-19 deaths due to the international standard.

“This is not the number of Covid-19 deaths, but we are compelled to say so,” he said.

Even if 20 persons were killed of Covid-19, that was not a big number in comparison with other countries, according to him.

In another context, Oli said allegations about irregularities in the country’s Covid-19 response were made with an intention of defaming the government.

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