Banke records mortality of 11 coronavirus-infected people in single day

Published On: April 30, 2021 10:24 AM NPT

RANJHA, April 30: As many as 11 coronavirus-infected persons who were admitted to the hospitals of Banke for the treatment died in a single day on Thursday. 

Among those dying of the COVID-19, eight persons hail from Banke, two from Kailali and one from Bardiya district, informed Tej Oli, COVID-19 Resource Person of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre. He further informed that the deceased are a 60-year-old male of ward 4, 42-year-old male of ward 9, a 55-year-old male of ward 5, 33-year-old male of ward 8 and 68-year-old male of ward 17 of Nepalgunj sub-metropoli.

A 43-year-old female of Kohalpur municipality-11 and 50-year-old male of ward 13 of the same municipality and a 67-year-old female of Khajura rural municipality-2 are also among those dying of COVID-19 in Banke district on Thursday. 

Likewise, a 32-year-old man of Badhaital Rural Municipality-8, 43-year-old man of Lamki Chuha Municipality-1 and a 51-year-old woman of Tikapur Municipality in Kailai succumbed to COVID-19, Oli further shared. 

With this, the death toll from coronavirus infection has reached 110 in Banke district alone while 111 people from other districts have so far lost their lives while undergoing COVID-19 treatment in various hospitals in Banke district. 

Police administration has stepped up effort to check unregulated movement to and from rural checkpoints in Banke that borders with India. Chief District Officer Shivaram Gelal shared that a directive was issued to the security bodies to prevent mobility of the people from rural checkpoints which saw a sudden increase after local authorities stepped up measures to check the mobility of people through the main checkpoint of Nepal-India border in Jamunaha. 

Banke’s 65-km area is connected with India’s border. The import of goods except the most essential medicines has been banned from Nepalgunj-based Jamunaha main checkpoint.


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