Three Indian citizens in Birgunj test positive for Covid-19

KATHMANDU: Three Indian citizens currently in Birgunj, have tested positive for Covid-19. Their samples were collected for testing in Birgunj and sent to Hetauda based lab for testing, the result came out positive in which.

The samples were then sent to National Health Lab in Kathmandu, which also confirmed transmissionion in the three people.

According to THT's Hetauda correspondent Prakash Dahal, the throat swabs of the three suspected people were sent to Vector Borne Disease Research and Training Centre in the district from Birgunj.

The Social Development Ministry of Bagmati Province later confirmed the detection of Coronavirus transmission in the three samples.

Narayan Karki, head of the Hetauda based lab too stated that three cases have been confirmed, whole adding that the Health Ministry will make the official information public later today.

An official at the Health Ministry said the Ministry of Health and Population will apprise the people of the confirmation news through its regular live bulletin update.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases has reached 12 in Nepal, 11 of them active.