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COVID-19 Worries in the Terai

After 15 people in Nepalganj tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday there are fears that the city in western Nepal bordering India will be the next hot spot. 

In fact, health experts say that the entire Tarai where 52% of Nepal’s population lives, is at risk because of its proximity to the border, as well as because the lockdown has not really stopped mobility in the plains.

Although the original infections in Nepalganj came from India from the same source as other clusters in Udaypur, Rautahat, Birganj, it looks like the virus is now spreading in the community.

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