KATHMANDU, June 15: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has asked the government to stop the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) to check if a person is infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, May 19: As the government has already approved private and community hospitals to conduct COVID-19 tests through rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method, the general public can be tested at these health institutions starting this week.

KATHMANDU, April 15: A total of 298 people residing in Sun City Apartment in Pepsicola, who underwent rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for antibodies today, have tested negative for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Two COVID-19 suspects, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, had arrived in Nepal via a Qatar Airways flight on March 18, according to Nepal Police. On Monday, three members of the same family – residing at Sun City Apartments at Pepsicola in Kathmandu – were taken to Patan Hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus through the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has sent 5,000 units of rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits each to the seven provinces of the country.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) questioning the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits as unreliable for detecting COVID-19, the government has started their trial use in two districts of Sudur Paschim Province.

KATHMANDU, April 7: As Nepal braces for employing Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits to detect Covid-19 cases in three districts, the World Health Organization (WHO) Nepal office has said that these kits are not reliable for the confirmation of the disease.