Nepal has ban people from India entering the country after four Indian tourists tested positive for Covid-19 and were sent back.
The development comes amid a sharp surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Nepal. The four Indian tourists had entered Nepal via the Jhulaghat border point in the Baitadi district in Western Nepal. The Health Office in Baitadi said they have ramped up Covid testing on Indians. It added many Nepali citizens who returned from India have tested positive for Covid, adding that the officials have halted the entry of Indian tourists into Nepal due to a spike in infections. Baitadi district is at high risk as it shares a border with neighboring India. Currently, there are 31 active cases of coronavirus in Baitadi where not even a single case had been reported until three weeks ago. India’s tally of Covid cases rose to 44,174,650 after 12,751 new coronavirus infections were confirmed yesterday. Nepal is currently witnessing a rapid increase in Covid cases with 1,090 new infections recorded across the country yesterday, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Population.