COVID-19 cases jump to 16 in Nepal as two more patients tested positive (with video)

Published On: April 14, 2020 04:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 14: Two of three members of the same family residing in the Sun City Apartment in Kathmandu have tested positive for COVID-19 at Teku based National Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday, according to Health and Population Ministry.

On its Facebook update this afternoon, the ministry said that a 58-year-old male and 81-year-old female have tested positive for this deadly virus during the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

However, another patient has tested negative in the first PCR test.  

Earlier, they tested positive for the virus through rapid diagnostic test (RDT) on Monday. After the test results came positive, the ministry took the family members to the Patan Hospital. Currently, they have been receiving treatment at the isolation ward of the hospital.

It has been learnt that the family had returned to Kathmandu from the United Kingdom 28 days ago.

According to a high-level government official, they [UK returnees] were tested as per the decision of the government to test all the individuals arriving in Nepal after mid-March.

Leave A Comment