Nepal facing ‘human catastrophe’ similar to India’s amid Covid surge


Country appeals for international help, with vaccines in short supply and a reported 47% positivity rate

Nepal is struggling to contain an explosion in Covid-19 cases, as fears grow that the situation in the Himalayan country may be as bad, if not worse, than in neighbouring India, with which it shares a long and porous border.

Following warnings by health officials earlier this week that the country was on the brink of losing control of its outbreak, Nepal has appealed for urgent international help.

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Written by Peter Beaumont
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