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May 31, 2020
6:03PM

Nepal reports 2 more COVID-19 fatalities; Nationwide lockdown extended till June 14

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Nepal has reported two more COVID-19 fatalities. According to the Ministry of Health and Population a two-year old girl from Bajura district died of COVID-19 today. She is the youngest victim of Coronavirus in Nepal. 

Health Ministry also confirmed death of a 35-year man from Dailekh district on Saturday. The total number of COVID deaths have gone up to eight. 

In the daily press briefing Ministry spokesperson said 166 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 during last 24 hours taking total number to 1,567. The COVID-19 cases are continuously increasing in the Himalayan nation and over 950 persons have been diagnosed with Coronavirus in last one week. 

There are 1,339 active cases, while 220 people have been recovered so far. Eight persons have died of COVID-19.
 
Meanwhile, in view of increasing threat of COVID-19 Nepal government has extended nationwide lockdown till June 14. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu last evening. The government has also decided to suspend international flights until 30th June.

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