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High alert measures placed in State 5 following 17 coronavirus cases

04 May 2020  

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RUPANDEHI: The State-5 government has placed high alert measures in the province following the confirmation of 17 coronavirus infection cases.

A total of 17 people have been so far confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in the State on last Saturday and Sunday.

A person from Rupandehi, who had been working at tailor shops at Gandhinagar in India, has been said to have transmitted the virus to others.

The tailor had reached the State on April 7 from his workplace at Gandhinagar.

He had entered Nepal unhindered, and was quarantined after he reached his home.

He has been kept in isolation in Butwal after he tested positive for the infection.

His swabs were tested at the National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the security committees of the districts of State-5 has decided to step up security and alertness measures at transit points with India following the conformation of the coronavirus infection, according to State police office’s spokesperson Nawaraj Pokhrel.

“The State’s borders sharing India have been sealed off,” Pokhrel said.

Locals have been terrified because of the detection of several infection cases in two days.

“How can we be assured that other people cannot enter Nepal through transits with India,” said a local Ghana Shyam Gupta of Lumbini-10.

Another infected woman, 25, of Kothimai in Rupandehi is currently receiving treatment at the Butwal-based corona hospital.

Likewise, an all-party meeting has decided to close Nepalgunj-1 following the confirmation of 16 cases on Saturday and Sunday, ward chair Pramod Rijal said.

Mayor of Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan City Dhawal Shumsher Rana and ward chair of Nepalgunj-9 Bishnu Bahadur Lama have urged locals to take precautionary measures and stay home at this tough situation.

It should be noted that out of the 90 tested for the virus at Bheri Hospital Nepalgunj on Saturday, 15 are confirmed to have been contracted with the virus.

Publish Date : 04 May 2020 14:06 PM

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