600,000 COVID-19 infections projected in Nepal: Health Minister Dhakal

Published On: November 21, 2020 04:25 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Minister for Health and Population (MoHP), Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has said that the government has projected that two percent of the total population of the country – 600,000 – will be infected by the novel coronavirus.

Dhakal revealed the government projection of  COVID-19 infection in the country while addressing a program titled ‘Role of lawmakers for an effective communication of COVID-19 pandemic  and its risks’ in the capital on Saturday.

On the occasion, he also stated that they have projected 148,000 new COVID-19 infections in the next four months.

He also shared that the government is making utmost efforts to bring the COVID-19 vaccines in the country once they are available for use.

As of Friday afternoon, Nepal confirmed a total of 216,965 cases of the disease including 1,298 fatalities. Of the total confirmed cases, 191,002 have recovered from the viral disease, according to the ministry.


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