• 21 June, 2020 1:23 pm

Covid-19

Seven Kuwait-returnees found infected

Bhaktapur, June 21: Seven of the women staying at the Nepal Electricity Authority quarantine in Kharipati of Changunarayan municipality-7 have been confirmed positive to Corona Virus. The Ministry of Health and Population had confirmed the news during the Saturday press meet. However, the new cases reported in Bhaktapur are not among the local residents but those staying at the quarantine, according to SP at the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur Sabin Pradhan.

Those confirmed positive are a 42-year-old and 41-year-old from Morang, 23-year-old from Kaski, 29-year-old from Nawalparasi, 28-year-old from Jhapa, 28-year-old from Bara, 28-year-old from Surkhet. Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, 109 women returnees from Kuwait were brought to the Kharipati quarantine instead of being taken to the holding centres after they were found with high body temperature. Swab samples of all those staying in the quarantine were collected and sent for testing, after a 22-year-old woman from Nawalpur Gaidakot was confirmed positive last Thursday.

Meanwhile, the family members of a police person who had tested positive to Corona Virus have tested negative. The police personnel from Changunarayan municipality-5, Chaling had tested positive on Thursday. Twenty-one of the 30 of his colleagues at the communications unit at the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur have also tested negative. The report of nine more police persons is yet to be received.

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