A total of 917 persons have been tested for coronavirus in Nepal until now.
Spokesperson at the Health Ministry Dr Bikash Devkota addressing a press conference on Sunday revealed that just 917 persons have been tested in Nepal until now. All the tests have been conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory in Teku, Kathmandu.
The BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan has also started to test for cronavirus from Sunday.
Five of those 917 persons have tested positive.
The first of those five persons has already returned home after recovery while two of the remaining four are being treated in isolation at the Teku Hospital, one in Seti Hospital and one Dhaulagiri Hospital.
A 22-year-old woman from Baglung who returned recently from Belgium via Qatar tested positive on Saturday.
The woman had arrived on a Qatar Airways flight QR 652 on March 17 together with the second infected person who had arrived from France via Doha. She had reached Pokhara on a Yeti Airlines flight and then Baglung on a jeep the very day.
A 34-year-old man who returned recently from Dubai and was undergoing treatment at the Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadi tested positive for the virus on Friday to become the fourth person to be infected with coronavirus in Nepal. That was the first case to have been recorded outside the Kathmandu Valley.
The third person, a youth who had returned from Sharjah, UAE, was confirmed Tuesday midnight.
Published Date: Sunday, Chaitra 16, 2076, 16:52:00