- According to the ministry, 22,673 PCR tests have been performed across the country so far.
- It is understood that all the eight people who were confirmed infected in Banke have returned from India.
- The number of Nepalis entering Banke from India is increasing.
Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in nine more people in Nepal, bringing the total number of cases to 267. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Friday morning, a 37-year-old man from Makwanpur has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection.
All the other men, between the ages of 18 and 36, are from Nainapur, in Banke district. All the men who were confirmed infected on Friday looked young. Their samples were tested at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu, and Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj. The health condition of the infected is normal and they are in touch with health workers, the ministry said.
According to the ministry, 22,673 PCR tests have been performed across the country so far. Across the country, 15,600 people are in quarantine, and 272 in isolation, that is, under medical supervision. There are six people in isolation in Kathmandu Valley. So far, 35 of those infected have recovered, according to the ministry. At present, 53,835 people are in quarantine, the ministry said. Provinces No. 2 and 5 are the most infected in Nepal.
Who is Infected in Banke?
It is understood that all the eight people who were confirmed infected in Banke have returned from India, and are staying in quarantine. They are residents of different wards of Narainapur village municipality. A test conducted at Bheri Hospital showed the infection in men between the ages of 18 and 36. At present, 441 people are in quarantine in Narainapur.
According to the District Health Office, discussions are underway to isolate the newly infected person at Sushil Koirala Acute Cancer Hospital in Khajuraho, or Dental Hospital in Nepalgunj. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Banke district of Province No. 5 has reached 33.
An increasing number of Nepalis entering Banke from India
In Banke district of Province No. 5, 819 people have entered Nepal from India on Thursday night. From Jamunaha checkpoint of Nepalgunj, 688; from Bhagwanpur Naka of Narainapur village municipality, 89; and from Khadicha checkpoint of Duduwa village municipality, 42.
Coronavirus has been confirmed in eight people who entered from Narainapur two days ago. Local people’s representatives have said that the number of people entering from Narainapur is still increasing. The number of people entering Nepal from Narainapur has reached 530, while the number of people entering Nepal from Khadicha has reached 108.
After the local administration took the policy of admitting Nepalis in the quarantine of India across the border, 688 people had entered from the Jamunaha checkpoint only yesterday. Among them, the residents of Banke have been kept in the quarantine of Mahendra Multipurpose Campus in Nepalgunj.
Banke Chief Superintendent of Police Bir Bahadur Wali informed that preparations are being made to send the residents of Karnali and other places after testing them through the RDT method. A total of 1,483 Indian nationals, including 170 in various quarantines in Banke, were deported last night, according to Nepali officials. Wali informed that work is being done to manage the people who came yesterday by stopping the entry of Nepalis from Jamunaha today.