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    A strict lockdown has brought a deadly second wave of the pandemic under control in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, but it is still running rampant in the remote villages of this Himalayan nation.

    ITV News followed a team who took an elderly Covid patient home to die. Her grandson carries her on his back to their van and holds her hand as Dipesh fixes her oxygen supply for the journey.

    It’s too late to save her, so all her relatives can do is try to bring her some comfort in her remaining days.

    Read more: https://www.itv.com/news/2021-06-08/nepal-covid-runs-rampant-through-villages-with-patients-fearful-to-go-to-hospitals

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