RUPANDHEI – As many as seven persons including a journalist succumbed to COVID-19. Four died in Butwal-based Lumbini Provincial Hospital while three breathed their last in Bhairahawa-based Bhim Hospital due to coronavirus infection as of 6.00 am this morning since last night.
Journalist from Rupandehi Hikmat Chaudhary who was undergoing treatment at special hospital in Butwal lost his life to the coronavirus infection. Journalist Chaudhary, 61, of Tilottama-5 who has been under treatment since last May 8 passed away this morning. Chaudhary has been professionally associated with the Radio Lumbini for over 15 years.
According to Hospital Spokesperson Dr Bishnu Gautam, a 60-year-old woman of Tinau-6, Palpa, a 52-year-old man of Butwal-13 and a 60-year-old man of Butwal-7 died in the provincial hospital today. Likewise, a 57-year-old man of Omasatiya, Rupandehi a 46-year-old man of Parasi and a 45-year-old man of Lumbini municipality died of coronavirus infection, informed Bhim Hospital spokesperson Narayan Pokharel.