54 Nepalis quarantined in Palia Kalan, India

DHANGADHI: As many as 54 Nepalis, who were not allowed to enter Nepal from Gauriphanta border point in Kanchanpur district, have been staying in quarantine for a week at Palia Kalan in Uttar Pradesh of India.

Due to restriction in movement following the nationwide virus-lockdown imposed by the government in Nepal, they were compelled to stay at quarantine in another side of the border in the wake of the crisis.

The Border Security Force (BSF) managed a quarantine facility in coordination with the local administration and Lakhimpur Khiri District DM. They are kept at a local school in the area.

The local administration and social workers have been providing them with food.

Meanwhile, in Dhangadhi, one person that had shared a room with the fourth person who tested positive for COVID-19, has also tested negative for the virus, confirmed the Chief District Officer (CDO) Yagya Raj Bohara.

The Dubai returnee youth, 34, who was infected with the virus is currently undergoing treatment at the Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi.

According to Narendra Singh Karki, chief of health division under the Far-Western Province Social Development Ministry, the patient's second test has also come out positive.

88 out of 92 throat swabs people symptomatic of COVID-19 in the province have come out negative. These samples were collected from Kailali and Kanchanpur district before sending it to the national laboratory in Kathmandu for screening.