Police in Nepal arrested 10 people, including seven foreigners, on Saturday as demonstrations against the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis continued with hundreds of protesters gathering in the capital city Kathmandu, officials said.
The Himalayan nation imposed a complete lockdown in March after reporting its second confirmed coronavirus case. health ministry has detected 556 new cases from 1,065 tests in last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 24,102. The ministry has so far tested 54,770 suspected patients. At least five patients also died overnight, including three in Kabul, meaning the country’s Covid-19 death toll now stands at 451. There have been 4,201 recoveries. But the number of infections has since increased to 5,062, with 16 deaths, and the government has come under fire for not doing enough to contain the outbreak. Dr Anthony Fauci says gatherings are a ‘danger’; Australia’s chief medical officers warns against Black Lives Matter rallies Chief nurse dropped from No 10 briefing ‘for not backing CummingsBrazil overtakes UK with world’s second-highest Covid-19 death tollIndia’s agony: ‘I did everything to save my wife and baby’ 9.53am BST The number of confirmed coronavirus infections has passed 24,000 in Afghanistan as a key testing laboratory paused work due to lack of RNA extraction kits as violence rages across the country.The
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