KATHMANDU, April 4 -- With the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in India, the number of infections has also been rising in Nepal since the last two weeks.

The number of cases has surged by almost 50 cases every day since the last two weeks, the data maintained by the Ministry of Health and Population shows.

The country saw less than 100 cases before the cases started to increase in India, which shares open borders with Nepal. Nepal now has more than 150 cases every day.

Even though the cases are rising and the second wave of transmission is already predicted, the earlier decisions made by the government to not provide free testing for all, and stop contact tracing will make the situation worse, say experts.

On Wednesday, a total of 162 c...