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One COVID-19 suspected kept in isolation ward in Jhapa

JHAPA: A person has been kept in isolation in suspicion of carrying the COVID-19 virus in the district today. The person is a resident of Gauradaha Municipality.
According to the district disaster management committee secretary Jeevan Chaulagain, he is being kept in isolation ward at Bhadrapur-based Mechi Hospital. The man was reportedly on the same Qatar airways flight, which also included a girl confirmed with COVID-19 infection. It may be noted that the girl is undergoing treatment at the Shukraraj Tropical Hospital in Teku, Kathmandu.
However, the test of the person has become difficult due to lack of transportation. Medical superintendent at the Mechi Hospital Dr Pitambar Thakur shared that they were unable to send sample for COVID-19 test to Kathmandu as domestic flights remain shut.
Disaster management committee secretary Chaulagain shared that 16 Nepalis coming from India are kept in quarantine at Dhaijan while 40 Nepalis coming from different countries are also in home quarantine in the district.

Published Date: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | 09:36 AM

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