TAPLEJUNG, Dec 1: Three people including two local level representatives, who had welcomed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during the latter’s visit to Gunsa in Taplejung a few days ago, were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease.
Chief of District Coordination Committee Ghanendra Maden, Deputy Mayor of Phungling Municipality Bam Bahadur Bhattarai and Khel Prasad Budha Chhetri, a provincial committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) tested positive for the virus. They have urged all those who had come to their contact in the past few days to stay isolated at home for at least ten days.
All of them had reached Ghunsa to welcome Prime Minister Oli during the latter’s visit earlier on November 23 and returned to the district headquarters Phungling. Their swab samples were collected after Maden and Budha Chhetri felt some health complications upon their return from Ghunsa.
Prime Minister Oli reached Taplejung to make an inspection of the Border Outpost of Armed Police Force (APF) established recently in Olangchung Gola and the bordering Tipatalapass area and to inaugurate a Community Health Unit in Ghunsa. He was accompanied by former speaker of the federal parliament Subas Nembang, Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai and Chief Minister of Province 1 Sher Dhan Rai.