A six-year-old has died at a quarantine facility in Nawadurga rural municipality-3 of Dadeldhura district. The kid is said to have died at midnight on Saturday.

The kid had been kept at the quarantine facility in Dadeldhura Multiple Campus with his family after they entered Nepal via the Gaurifanta border point from India on Saturday. Police informed that the kid was rushed to a hospital after he suddenly fell ill but he was pronounced dead on arrival at three in the morning.

His swab sample has been collected and sent to the laboratory in Kailai for a PCR test today.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old male committed suicide by hanging at a quarantine facility in Digam of Chatrakot rural municipality-4 in Gulmi yesterday. He had entered Nepal from India yesterday itself.

He had been rescued from Sunauli border point and kept at the quarantine facility in Adarsha Secondary School. He was found hanging from a tree with his own neck scarf some 200 meters away from the quarantine facility.

It has been reported that the man had also attempted suicide while living in India. Police have yet to ascertain the reason for the suicide and investigation into the case is underway.

Cases of suicide have significantly increased in the country ever since the nation-wide lockdown was imposed over two months ago.

According to the data with the police headquarters, as many as 16 people committed suicide in the first 16 days of the lockdown while 17 people have been taking their lives on a daily basis on average in the past 45 days of the lockdown.

As per the data, a total of 963 people have committed suicide between March 24 (Day 1 of lockdown) and May 23.