808 people tested for COVID-19 in Kathmandu

Published On: April 21, 2020 02:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 21: As many as 808 people underwent tests for COVID-19 in Kathmandu Metropolitan City since last Wednesday, according to officials.

The government has accelerated the tests throughout the valley after two tested positive for coronavirus at the Sun City Apartment in Pepsicola.

The test was conducted as per the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method. All of them have tested negative for the deadly virus.

The tests of throat swabs collected from people suspected for coronavirus at 25 out of the total 32 wards of KMC have been done so far, according to KMC officials.

People returning home from foreign countries and their family members have been subjected to tests.

One hundred and sixty eight people at ward numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 were tested on Monday alone.

Tests remain to be conducted at ward number 1, 23, 11, 28, 29 and 30, KMC stated. The details of 321 foreign-returnees have been collected. 


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