Nepal reports fourth COVID-19 case, first outside Kathmandu Valley

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March 27, 2020

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Nepal reports fourth COVID-19 case, first outside Kathmandu Valley

Ministry of Health and Population. (File photo/Khabarhub)

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KATHMANDU: Nepal has reported a fourth COVID-19 case.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the 34-year-old man who had recently returned from Dubai has tested positive for COVID-19.

He is currently undergoing treatment at Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadi, Spokesperson Bikash Devkota said during a press briefing on Friday.

It is the first case reported outside Kathmandu Valley.

“He had returned from Dubai. We are getting detailed information about him,” Spokesperson Devkota said, “He was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday. His swab sample was tested at National Public Health Laboratory which came out to be positive.”

Some 13 are currently in isolation in different hospitals across the country in suspicion of being infected with COVID-19.

Earlier, a Nepali girl arriving in Nepal from France via Qatar transit and a man from Dubai had tested positive for coronavirus.

They are currently undergoing treatment at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku and their health condition is normal, Spokesperson Devkota said.

Nepal on January 24 had confirmed the first case of deadly coronavirus in the country identifying the infected person as a Nepali student who recently returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

He was discharged following treatment.

Nepal has currently enforced a weeklong lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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