Corona infected undergoing treatment at Dhaulagiri hospital

Baglung, 29 March : The 17-year-old girl of Baglung municipality, who is the fifth person in Nepal to test positive to COVID-19, has been brought to Dhaulagiri zonal hospital for treatment.

The girl was in self-quarantine and was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after test carried out in Kathmandu showed her carrying the virus. “She is in normal condition and has been put in isolation under direct observation of health workers,” acting Medical Superintendent Dr Sailendra B Pokharel said. We will be checking her status daily and have also asked the family members to stay in self-quarantine.

It may be noted that the swab collection from her was done by a health team from the same hospital, who had reached her home on March 25. The swab was sent for test at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu.

She was confirmed positive on Saturday. She had reportedly gone to visit her mother, currently in Belgium and returned back by the QR 652 flight of Qatar Airways on March 23.

Another 19-year-old girl from Kathmandu, travelling in the same flight, was also confirmed positive to COVID-19.

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