Coronavirus: People rush to stockpile essentials in fear of lockdown in Nepal

Updated on Mar 20, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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As coronavirus cases rise across the globe, people fear of lockdown. Residents in Nepal started stockpiling essentials. Long queues outside petrol pumps and gas stations were witnessed in Kathmandu. Nepal has, however, reported one case of coronavirus so far. Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan recorded the first-ever death from coronavirus. A 50-year-old patient from Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa died due to the deadly virus. At least 7,807 people have died from coronavirus globally while over 180,000 infections have been confirmed in nearly 150 countries.

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