Nepal's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,500

By Prithvi

KATHMANDU, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Nepali government on Monday reported that the death toll from COVID-19 in the country surpassed 1,500.

With 29 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the total deaths from COVID-19 in Nepal reached 1,508, according to Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population.

Total COVID-19 cases in Nepal reached 233,452 with 1,474 new cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.

Over 15 percent of staff at Nepal's commercial banks have been tested positive for COVID-19 so far, becoming one of the groups affected worst by the pandemic, Nepal Bankers' Association said.

According to the association, which is a forum of the chief executive officers of the Nepal's commercial banks, a total of 7,117 bank staff had been tested positive for coronavirus till Friday.

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