Among those infected are 20-year-old and 65-year-old men from Dhanusha, said Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, Joint Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health. Earlier on Saturday, 11 more people were confirmed infected. The Ministry of Health has also confirmed that for the first time in Nepal, one person has died from the corona virus.
A 29-year-old woman from Sindhupalchowk died of corona virus on Thursday, said Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari, Joint Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health.
The woman, who was delivered at the TRI Teaching Hospital on April 7, died on the way to Dhulikhel for further treatment due to respiratory problems, the ministry said. The ministry said further details had been obtained and tests showed a corona virus infection. This is the first case of death from corona virus in Nepal.