The overall Covid-19 cases in Nepal has increased to 61,653 after the Himalayan country reported a record high spike in the number of single-day infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
“The coronavirus cases reached 61,593 on Friday with 2,020 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours,” Ministry spokesman Jageshwor Gautam said at a regular press briefing.It is for the first time that the daily infection rate crossed over 2,000, reports Xinhua news agency.
The spike was reported after Nepal on Thursday restarted long-haul public transportation services, domestic flights and also reopened hotels and restaurants.
The government has also relaxed the provision of reopening shops.
Although confirmed cases were on a decline after early July, they resurged after the government lifted the lockdown starting from July 22.