Nepal | January 16, 2021

Ten new cases of COVID-19 detected; total infection count reaches 291

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KATHMANDU: Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Population, this morning.

This has taken the nationwide tally to 291.

The infections were confirmed through tests conducted at National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu.

Among the infected are 18, 32, 36, 39, 39, 42, and 48-year old male from Farhadawa, Rajpur Municipality-9 and 28, 30, and 33-year-old male from Ishnath Municipality-3 and 5 wards, both in Rautahat district.

As per current information, the infected persons have been reported in normal health and have come in contact with health personnel.

It has been learnt from our regional correspondent Prabhat Jha that those individuals who were detected positive today in the district had entered Nepal from Mumbai and Gujarat, respectively.

On Thursday, the persons had come in contact with the officials at the border, following which they were kept at quarantine facilities, in Isnath, Paroha, and Rajpur Municipalities.

During the period of past four days it has been estimated that more than 300 persons have journeyed into the district from across several states in India including Gujarat and Maharastra.

However, the official data of swab samples for PCR testing is yet to be made ascertain.

Loose border security during night hours have enable the illegal movement of people across the Indo-Nepal border, which poses a colossal threat in times of crisis.

To tackle this illegal activity Armed Police Force Personnel have been stationed at the border and are on survilience for 24 hours, assured Chief Distric Official, Basudev Ghimire.

As many as 200 persons entering Nepal from India have been quarantined in the district added Ghimire.

Nepal registered its first death due to coronavirus pandemic in the country. A 29-year-old woman from Sindhupalchowk district died at Dhulikhel Hospital on Friday of coronavirus.


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