Thursday 4th March 2021

Home Minister’s COVID-19 test report negative

Published on : 8 August, 2020 6:09 pm

The coronavirus test report of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has come negative. The Minister and security and political advisors to him have tested negative for the virus, according to his press advisor Kiran Bhattarai.

The tests followed on the basis of contact tracing after State-2 minister for internal affairs Gyanendra Kumar Yadav tested positive for the virus. The Minister had close contact with the State’s minister who had been earlier in Kathmandu and on July 29 attended a programme along with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the Home Minister.

After five days of the meeting, the State’s minister was found contracting the virus. People coming in close contact with the State’s minister including the Home Minister were included in the testing. Home Minister’s throat swab was collected on Thursday.

Minister’s security advisor Dr Indrajeet Rai and political advisor Surya Subedi have also tested negative.

Prior to this, the test reports of Prime Minister Oli and other senior officials who were present in the same programme with the State’s minister also came negative.

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