Third person tests positive for COVID-19 in Nepal

KATHMANDU: One more person has tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Kathmandu two days after the second case was confirmed. This brings the Nepal tally for COVID-19 to three confirmed cases.

Information Officer at the Ministry of Health and Population, Ganesh Shrivastav, informed that yet another person tested positive in the country for the novel coronavirus.

The person had recently returned from the United Arab Emirates and was staying in a hotel in Kathmandu without taking precautionary measures.

The patient is currently in isolation at Teku-based Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disesase Hospital and has high fever along with cough, Dr Kumar Rajbhandari informed.

Health Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal shared that contact tracing of the case is being pursued.

So far 687 people have been screened for COVID-19 of which 684 have tested negative. Among the three who tested positive, one person has recovered while two are under isolation.



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