KATHMANDU: A total of 191 Nepalis have succumbed to coronavirus in abroad so far.
According to the Health Committee under the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), two more Nepalis died from the coronavirus in India in the past week.
NRNA Health Committee Coordinator Dr. Sanjeev Sapkota said that more new infections have been seen in Nepalis living in India, Australia, Belgium, Poland, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
According to the committee, the rate of coronavirus infection in countries in the Middle East, including Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, has decreased compared to the last week.
Nepalis living in 38 countries around the world have been infected with the coronavirus, while deaths of Nepalis have been reported in 16 countries so far.
Nepalis living in the United Kingdom, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Ireland, Japan, Turkey, the Netherlands and Sweden, India, Nepal and South Africa have died of the pandemic virus.
Meanwhile, at the initiative of the NRNA, Government of Nepal and diplomatic missions, 46,312 Nepalis have been rescued from different 58 countries so far.
Of those rescued, 12,501 were from the United Arab Emirates. A total of 6,997 people have been rescued from Saudi Arabia, 6,794 from Malaysia, 6,329 from Kuwait and 5,251 from Qatar.
Likewise, 33 from Afghanistan, 636 from Oman, 26 from Myanmar, 326 from Thailand, 720 from South Korea, 841 from Bangladesh, 709 from the Maldives, 709 from Singapore, 297 from Singapore, 89 from Hong Kong, 72 from Pakistan, 980 from Bahrain and 4 from the USA. One hundred and twenty-three, 229 from the United Kingdom, 127 from Israel, 208 from China and 110 from Turkey have returned home.
As many as 201 Nepalis have returned from the Philippines, 10 from Switzerland, 39 from Iraq, 250 from South Sudan, 68 from the Central African Republic, five from Sri Lanka and 1,023 from Japan.
The committee said that 85 people have returned home from India by air. But the statistics of those who arriving home from India by land has not been maintained.
Meanwhile, the NRNA stated that 246 dead bodies have been brought to Nepal and handed over to their families.
Out of 494 people who lost their lives abroad due to various reasons, the final rites of 172 have been performed in respective countries with the consent of their families.
A total of 76 dead bodies are yet to be brought to Nepal from abroad, NRNA said.