Nepal faces the same "deadly" COVID-19 wave as India

Nepal faces the same “deadly” COVID-19 wave as India

The situation in Nepal may not be controlled in the context of a sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and a lack of beds and oxygen.

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Doctors in Nepal warn that the country is facing the same devastating wave of COVID-19 as neighboring India, in which many bordering counties have seen a sharp increase in the number of cases. lack of hospital beds and oxygen.

Doctors at Bheri hospital said Banke district, Bheri province is turning into a “miniature India” with the rate of spread out of control.

“The situation is out of control. We are in a state of helplessness ”Mr. Rajan Pandey, the main consultant of the hospital, said. “We lack the nursing staff in the hospital”.

Over the past 2 weeks, 80 staff members at Bheri Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19.

On April 29, the capital, Kathmandu, was blocked for two weeks after Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi warned that the second wave of COVID-19s was about to attack the country and this outbreak was “contagious. spread and cause more death “.

Tripathi said in the Nepali Times that Nepal’s health care system “cannot prevent pandemic”.

“Cases are increasing so rapidly that Nepal’s health care system cannot cope. We ask everyone to be cautious “, quote other content from the government.

To date, Nepal has reported 323,187 cases and 3,279 deaths due to COVID-19. The number of cases is increasing rapidly, peaking on April 30 to 5,657 cases a day /

Many doctors and health experts believe that the newly discovered variant B.1.617 in India has spread to Nepal and is responsible for the recent increase in COVID-19 infections.

This variant has the ability to attack young patients and even children, similar to what happened in India. However, there is a lack of scientific data to support this claim.

According to The Guardian,

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