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Reuters correspondent in Kathmandu.

Nepal families face hunger, skip meals as pandemic hits remittances

Published On: June 30, 2020 12:26 PM NPT By: Gopal Sharma/Reuters

KATHMANDU, June 30: Nepali housewife Shiba Kala Limbu grimaced as she recalled how she went hungry in order to feed her five-year-old daughter after the coronavirus pandemic cost her husband his job as a mason in the Gulf state of Qatar.

Nepal economy to suffer $1.4 billion hit due to coronavirus - central bank official

Published On: June 5, 2020 12:28 PM NPT By: Gopal Sharma/Reuters

KATHMANDU, June 5: Nepal's economy is expected to suffer a hit of over $1 billion due to coronavirus containment measures which have hurt business activity and tourism in the Himalayan nation, a central bank official said on Thursday.

Hit by lockdown, Nepal cuts growth forecast to lowest in four years

Published On: May 1, 2020 08:12 AM NPT By: Gopal Sharma/Reuters

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal has cut its economic growth forecast for the fiscal year that ends in mid-July to the lowest in four years, saying on Thursday the country had taken a hit from a nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus outbreak.