KATHMANDU, MAY 2
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
Former Health Minister Dhakal took to twitter to announce that he had contracted the infection along with his wife. Similarly, Dhakal also shared that both of them are in sound health and were in isolation at their residence.
आज गरिएको परीक्षणबाट हामी श्रीमान श्रीमतिलाई कोभिड१९ संक्रमण भएको नतिजा प्राप्त भएको छ । हाल हाम्रो स्वास्थ्य अवस्था सामान्य रहेको छ र हामी निवासमा नै आराम गरिरहेका छौँ । यस बीचमा हामीसँग सम्पर्कमा आउनुभएका महानुभावहरुलाई आवश्यक सावधानी र सजगता अपनाउनुहुन अनुरोध गर्दछौँ। धन्यवाद।- Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal (@dhbhanu) May 2, 2021
Cases of the infection continue to rise at an alarming rate in Nepal as the nation grapples with the second wave of the pandemic.
Many high profile Nepali leaders and celebrities are no exception to the infection. Recently, senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML Jhalanath Khanal, incumbent Ministers Mani Thapa and Top Bahadur Rayamahi, former King Gyanendra Bikram Shah and former Queen Komal Shah, veteran actor Madan Krishna Shrestha among others too had tested positive for the infection.