The valley reported 31and 51 new cases on Sunday and Monday respectively
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Kathmandu Valley has reported as many as 62 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Kathmandu district alone witnessed 48 positive results, while the number of COVID-19 cases stood 13 in Bhaktapur and one more in Lalitpur district.
The COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu Valley has witnessed a sudden spike after a large number of people who had gone to their home districts returned here following the government’s decision to lift the nationwide lockdown. Those returning to Kathmandu Valley after the 120-day long lockdown have resumed their pre-lockdown activities-- something health experts believe has contributed to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country’s national capital.
The valley reported 31and 51 new cases on Sunday and Monday respectively.
The government on Tuesday set up coronavirus test booths in various 14 places in Kathmandu Valley to collect swab samples of people living in different parts of Kathmandu Valley as there are fears of COVID-19 at community level.
A meeting of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday decided to set up COVID-19 testing booths at Patan Hospital, Civil Hospital, TU Teaching Hospital, Teku Hospital, Birendra Military Hospital, Star Hospital, Nepal Police Hospital, Bhaktapur Hospital, KMC Hospital, Bir Hospital, APF Hospital, Nepal-Korea Friendly Hospital, HAMS Hospital and Maternity Hospital.
The people coming from the places where COVID-19 cases are rampant and those who had earlier come into contact with suspected patients can visit these centers and get their swab samples collected for COVID-19 tests.