COVID-19 infection detected among India-returnees

Published On: January 8, 2024 04:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KANCHANPUR, Jan 8: The coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has been detected among Nepali nationals returning home from different cities of India.

COVID-19 test has been made mandatory at Nepal-India bordering areas after new variant of coronavirus (JN.1) was detected in India.

Chief of Health Desk set up at Gauriphanta checkpoint, Ganesh Saud, told RSS that coronavirus infection was found in 10 people who returned from India so far.

"We have been conducting antigen tests on India-returnees and 10 cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far," he mentioned.

Saud shared that those found infected with coronavirus have been suggested to stay in home isolation. Hundreds of Nepalis are returning home every day via Gauriphanta checkpoint from different places of India. Samples were collected and sent to Kathmandu to confirm the variant of coronavirus two weeks ago, but its report has not been received yet, added the Health Desk Chief. 

However, coronavirus has not been confirmed in Nepalis returning home using Gaddachauki checkpoint of Kanchanpur so far, according to the District Health Office, Kanchanpur.


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