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Kathmandu blames India for rising covid-19 cases in Nepal

Nepal has blamed India for the rise of novel coronavirus cases in the country, with the country’s prime minister KP Sharma Oli saying the virus strain from India looked “more lethal” than those from China and Italy.

“Those who are coming from India through illegal channels are spreading the virus in the country and some local representatives and party leaders are responsible for bringing in people from India without proper testing,” news reports quoted Oli as saying on Wednesday.

“It has become very difficult to contain covid-19 due to the flow of people from outside. Indian virus looks more lethal than Chinese and Italian now. More are getting infected,”Oli said in comments that have raised hackles in India.

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