Nepal | July 14, 2020

Quarantined people’s swabs collected after minor’s death 

Himalayan News Service
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Bajura, June 1 

The swab samples of people kept in the quarantine facility at Dhuralsain Secondary School were collected after the death of a two-year-old child in Budhiganga Municipality, Bajura.

Municipality Mayor Dipak Bikram Sha said the child, who was infected with COV- ID-19, died in the isolation ward of Bajura District Hospital on Sunday. The minor’s mother also tested positive for the virus. She is undergoing treatment in the isolation ward of the hospital.

Chief at the health office Daya Krishna Panta said swab samples of quarantined people were collected for PCR test as there were high chances that they might have contracted the virus.

He said the swab samples of 173 people, including health workers and security personnel, were sent to Dhangadi Laboratory for PCR test.

Dhuralsain Quarantine was sealed after the death of the child.

According to Bajura District Police Office, 371 people had returned from India on the same day when the deceased minor was brought to the district from India. They entered the country from Gauriphanta border point on May 26.

As many as 54 people were kept in the quarantine facility of Dhuralsain on that day.

The minor was kept in the isolation ward in Martadi the next day after her health condition deteriorated. As many as 185 Indian returnees are staying in Dhuralsain quarantine at present.


A version of this article appears in e-paper on June 02, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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