Nepal COVID outbreak: Fear of spread in under-prepared villages

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    In Nepal, health experts fear COVID-19 is spreading to rural villages where there are few hospitals and doctors.

    That is despite the country being in lockdown for a month, with the number of infections and deaths dropping.

    Last week, Prime Minister Sharma Oli appealed for vaccines as the government faced criticism for its response to the crisis.

    Nepal has vaccinated at least two million of its 30 million people after receiving doses from India and China but experts say it needs to inoculate more than 10 times that if it is to successfully weather this wave.

    Al Jazeera’s Ramyata Limbu reports from Kathmandu, Nepal.

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