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COVID-19 spreads to all provinces of Nepal


19 May 2020  

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KARNALI: COVID-19 cases have been reported from all the seven provinces of Nepal after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Karnali State on Monday.

The province reported its first coronavirus infection after about four months of the first one in the country.

According to the Karnali State Health Directorate, a 35-year-old male from Sattala of Aathbiskot municipality-1 has tested positive to the deadly virus.

The swab sample collected from this man was tested in the health laboratory in Surkhet on Monday. He had come from India a week ago.

The sample was also sent to the Bheri Hospital laboratory in Nepalgunj for the test where the report came out positive.

He is now kept in isolation at the municipality and his health is normal, the Directorate stated.

It is said the person used to work at a cold store in Agra of India. He had come to Banbasa, the border transit in the west of Kanchanpur district on a vehicle belonging to the cold store. He stayed in quarantine for 35 days in Banbasa.

The man, along with other Nepalis, was rescued from Banbasa in coordination with the local level and was sent to the related municipalities after the Indian side forcibly sent them to Nepal on completion of their quarantine period.

Aathbis municipality-1 ward chair Parba Singh Bishwokarma said 39 people including the person who tested positive were rescued from Mahendranagar and brought to Sattala on May 14 on a reserved bus.

They were all kept in quarantine at Sattala.

Similarly, Province 1 has 45 cases (17 recovered), Bagmati Province has 18 cases (7 recovered), Gandaki Province has 3 cases (2 recovered), Sudurpachim Province has 5 cases (all recovered).

Publish Date : 19 May 2020 11:19 AM

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