On Sunday Nepal thanked India for providing medical supplies, including COVID19 testing kits , as part of the noble bilateral cooperation to fight against the COVID19 pandemic in the country, which reported it's first death due to Coronavirus on Saturday.
281 people have marked themselves positive for the COVID19 as on Saturday night. Till now, 26,691 COVID19 tests have been accomplished and there are 244 active cases while 36 have recovered from this deadly virus in the country. One person has died of the disease.
Pradeep Gyawali foreign affairs minister thanked Indian government in a tweet for their generous act for the medical supplies.
On Sunday India gifted the medical supplies to Nepal to help it fight against the deadly virus.
India's Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the Pathodetect COVID19 Qualitative Rverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction test kits manuafctured in India to Nepal's Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal.
The consignment, as a gift from the Indians to the people of Nepal, will enable Nepal's health professionals to conduct PCR tests on about 30,000 people, according to the statement by Indian embassy.
Gifting of medicines and test kits manifests the continuing cooperation of our leaders and people of both the countries to prepare, act and fight against the global challenge of COVID19 pandemic, according to the statement.
This kind of initiative stem from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's video conference of South Asian Association for regional cooperation leaders on March 15 2020, when the COVID19 pandemic just started, it said.
India stands in solidarity with the People, Government and the Health Professionals of Nepal in this hour of challenge, it added.