COVID-19 Updates: Melbourne, Australia
146 Nepalese are affected 104 cases are still active but 42 have cleared isolation.

Date: 07/08/2020

Melbourne Australia

The Consulate Office of Nepal to Victoria and its Honorary Consul General are seriously concerned after learning 146 Nepalis living in Victoria (listed Nepal as their country of birth) have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far. We urge members of the Nepali community, and all Victorians to abide by the safety measures to help keep Victoria safe.

The Consulate Office also acknowledges the current critical situation and expresses its solidarity with the measures imposed by the Victorian Government towards containing the spread of Covid-19 in Victoria.

We have been informed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that 146 members of the Nepali community in Victoria have tested positive for Covid-19, and 104 out of those numbers are still active. On a positive note, we have been told their health conditions are stable, and all patients are recovering. 42 out of those 146 are recovered and cleared from isolation.

We would like to remind members of the community to continue practicing vigilance – to avoid unnecessary travel outside their homes, unless for emergencies or food-supply. We also request everyone to who has been affected or instructed to self-isolate to adhere to the Government’s guidelines and to not go out of their allocated isolation place. There are huge penalties and legal consequences for disobeying public health orders, therefore please follow the rules. We also urge everyone to use Face Mask when going out in the public. 

If anyone is exhibiting symptoms or has come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, kindly get yourself tested. DO NOT hide if you have any symptoms. Not only you, but millions around the globe are affected, therefore you should not be shy or worry about the associated stigma. Get yourself tested and STAY SAFE.

Currently, stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne, including restrictions in businesses and offices are in place in Melbourne, and stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria. We urge our community members to be aware of the applicable restrictions, and to strictly adhere to them. 

For further information on COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria, please refer to:

Lastly, we thank all Victorians for their collective effort towards helping keep our community safe. We might be physically distant but are together in spirit. 

For all media enquiries Please contact:

Ms Niru Tripathi

Public Relations Officer/EA

0449014291/ (+61 3) 9650 8338