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Ten more COVID-19 positive cases detected in Kapilvastu

Published on : 11 May, 2020 5:47 pm

Kathmandu. Ten more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kapilvastu. With this, COVID-19 cases have reached 15 in the district of State 5. The Ministry of Health and Population this morning informed about the latest infections in the district.

As said by the Ministry, the test was conducted at the Teku-based National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu. Among the infected, two are from the Buddhabhumi municipality and eight are from the Yashodhara rural municipality-5. It is learnt that they had returned home covertly from Mumbai of India, recently.

Eight youths who had arrived home on May 2 amidst the lockdown stayed in quarantine at the Aniruddha Public Secondary School. Earlier a total of 62 throat swab samples from the Anirudhha and Pashupati Siksha Mandir quarantine were sent to Kathmandu for the test, said rural municipality health coordinator Jyoti Prakash Dube.

The remaining infected are from Manpur of Buddhabhumi-7 and Dhanakauli of Buddhabhumui-10. A total of 125 samples collected from quarantine in the Gorusinghe-based Gautam Buddha Multiple Campus were sent to Kathmandu for the test and two results came positive. There are 216 people in Gorushinge quarantine, said municipality health coordinator Dol Bikram Belbase.

Until the filing of this report, preparations were underway to send the infected to the Special Corona Hospital, Butwal. Prior to this, five people staying in quarantine in Mayadevi rural municipality had tested positive for the virus. As said by Ministry’s joint spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, the health condition of all of them is normal. With this, the COVID-19 cases nationwide have reached 120.

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