46 APF personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Ilam

Published On: August 6, 2020 04:03 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 6: As many as 46 Armed Police Force (APF) personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including 16 more diagnosed on Thursday.

Swab samples of 60 people including 19 APF staffer and 38 locals were sent for COVID-19 testing earlier on Saturday, according to the Focal Person at the District Health Office, Bimal Baral.

The newly-diagnosed patients are being taken to the Biratnagar-based COVID-19 Hospital.

APF personnel deployed at the Nepal-India border points and various quarantine facilities in the district are found infected by COVID-19. Following the rising number of COVID-19 cases among the security personnel, APF Headquarters No 1 at the district headquarters was sealed off.

With this, the COVID-19 tally in Ilam has reached 67. 



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