The first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive has completed in Nepal with as many as 184,857 persons receiving the first dose of the vaccine throughout the country.

The first phase of the vaccination drive conducted from 201 booths in 77 districts concluded on Saturday. Frontline workers including health and sanitation workers were inoculated based on priority.

According to the statistics provided by Ministry of Health and Population, of the total number of people that received the jab till 6:00 pm yesterday - 24,224 were from Province 1; 25,637 from Province 2; 63,308 from Bagmati Province; and 18,472 from Gandaki Province. Similarly, 28,941 received the vaccine in Lumbini Province; 9,420 in Karnali Province, and 14,855 in Sudurpaschim Province.

The ministry also thanked all the stakeholders that helped to make the drive successful.