57,000 persons undergo COVID-19 tests
So far COVID-19 tests have been performed on 57,189 people across the country. In a routine press conference today, Joint Spokesperson of Ministry of Health and Population Dr Bikas Devkota shared coronavirus tests have been performed on 11,524 through Polymerase Chain Reaction and 45,665 through Rapid Diagnostic Test procedure.
According to him, 2,367 tests were undertaken in the past 24 hours. Likewise, 22,901 suspects now are kept in quarantine. Likewise 87 suspects are in isolation while 310 so far are on red zone. Meanwhile, three new persons have confirmed to have contracted with virus in course of tests carried out at Teku-based National Laboratory.
Two men aged 43 and 31 from Parsa have tested positive for coronavirus. The infected now are undergoing treatment at Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital. Also today, the ministry has issued directive on Ayurvedic and alternative medication regarding home treatment of coronavirus, Dr Devkota shared.
The issuance of the directive has opened up the use of Ayurvedic medicines to increase immunity power to fight against COVID-19, he shared.