Nepali woman arriving from France tests positive for coronavirus

Kathmandu, 23 March : The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed that one person who travelled to Nepal from France has tested positive for coronavirus.

The coronavirus infection has been confirmed for the first time in Nepal in a press meet organized at the Ministry today.

Minister for Health Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal said that a 19-year-old girl has tested positive for coronavirus. The woman had come to Nepal from France via Qatar on Tuesday

She is currently undergoing treatment at Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku in Kathmandu, Minister Dhakal said.

Initiative has been taken to put the person’s family in quarantine. With this, two cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Nepal so far.


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