Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel catches COVID-19

Published On: October 11, 2020 05:03 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

Pokharel, who was admitted to Patan Hospital on Saturday evening after developing mild fever, tested positive for the virus on Sunday afternoon during a PCR test.

His health is stable, according to a member of the minister’s secretariat. 

He is the second minister in the KP-Oli led Cabinet to have contracted the virus. Earlier, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai was also diagnosed with the viral infection on Saturday afternoon.


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