Nine more contract COVID-19, taking national tally to 258

Published On: May 15, 2020 08:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 14: Ministry of Health and Population confirmed nine more cases of novel coronavirus on Friday morning. 

With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has jumped to 258.  

According to Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, joint spokesperson at the ministry, those who were diagnosed with this disease are a 37-year-old man from Makwanpur and other eight males (aged 18, 20, 22, 25, 25, 27, 32 and 36) from Nainpur-1,3 and 5 of Banke district, 

The new infections were confirmed at Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory and Nepalgunj-based Bheri Hospital respectively. 

“All of them are normal,” said Dr Adhikari, adding that they are in contact with medics.

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