KATHMANDU, March 23: Nepali district authorities have closed border points with India after coronavirus cases and deaths rise in India. The administrations of the districts bordering India temporarily sealed the border points from Sunday morning after thousands of people entered Nepal from coronavirus-affected Indian cities on Saturday. They were alarmed after cases of the deadly virus have been rising in India in recent days.
Outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has sent the whole world in near panic mood. The virus that originated in Wuhan of China, where it has claimed at least 259 lives and affected nearly 12 thousands, has now spread to as many as 25 countries. More than 6,000 cases have been reported with majority in China. The figure is increasing every other day. As you are reading this, many more countries and many more people may be affected.