The woman from Kathekhola rural municipality in Baglung, who tested positive for COVID-19 in rapid diagnostic test on Sunday, has tested negative in PCR test on Monday.
Chief of the Public Health Office in Baglung Suraj Gurau told Setopati that PCR test of her swab at the Pokhara Regional Hospital has returned negative result.
"There is a good news. PCR test of the swab of women who had tested positive yesterday has returned negative," Gurau said.
He confided that rapid diagnostic tests have accuracy of just 60 percent. "We use rapid diagnostic tests while testing on a large scale. We use PCR for confirmation if the rapid tests return positive result," he explained.
The rapid diagnostic kits brought from China does serological tests looking for antibodies produced by the immune system after being infected.
The woman had gone to India for pilgrimage a month back along with her son and his wife.