The first Nepali to die of COVID-19 in Saudi Arab is Lilamani Katuwal. The 51-years old was one of the 42 Nepali who are confirmed to have coronavirus.
Name : Lilamani Katuwal
Age : 51 years
Location : COVID Special Hospital, Malaja, Riyadh
Originally from – Itahari – 5
Date : May 2, 2020
Known Medical Condition : Diabetes
According to report, a resident of Itahari Sub Metropolitan – 5, 51-years-old Lilamani Katuwal was fighting with coronavirus for the last month. He was admitted to the hospital on the new year day, on Baisakh 1st. Katuwal was kept in ventilator on Baisakh 13 after his condition became serious. On the 20th of Baisakh he died, becoming the first Nepali to die of the disease in Arab countries.
According to reports, he had diabetes and was working in Saudi for the last 22-years.
According to the Ambassador Mahendra Singh Rajput, it was a very sad incident. The Nepali embassy is in communication with Katwal’s daughter living in Australia. At the time of lockdown, traveling by the relatives is not possible.
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