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5 test positive: 2 for virus, 3 for antibodies

Health experts in Panchthar start COVID-19 sample tests


Kathmandu, April 13

A 62-year-old girl from Kailali and a 19-year-old boy from Rautahat examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus illness right this moment.

The girl had reached Kailali from Birgunj together with 16 others and had been underneath quarantine in Lamki Multiple Campus in Lamkichuha Municipality of Kailali district for the previous 15 days.

She was admitted to the isolation ward of Seti Provincial Hospital after she examined optimistic for the virus right this moment.

The teenager was in quarantine earlier and preparations are being made to carry him to a hospital.

The blood samples and swabs of the 2 had been examined in National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, in response to the Ministry of Health and Population.

The authorities involved have begun tracing contacts of the 2, in response to Bikash Devkota, spokesperson for the well being ministry.

The 62-year-old girl had examined destructive in speedy diagnostic take a look at, however her throat swab examined optimistic for COVID-19 within the polymerase chain response take a look at.

Since it takes no less than eight to 10 days for antibodies to develop, an asymptomatic individual could take a look at destructive in speedy diagnostic take a look at. Even if an individual checks destructive in RDT s/he ought to keep in quarantine. The RDT take a look at needs to be performed twice after a spot of 1 week,” mentioned Shravan Kumar Mishra, virologist at National Public Health Laboratory.

“We have been gathering throat swabs of sufferers suspected to have contracted the virus even when they take a look at destructive in RDT,” mentioned Khem Bahadur Karki, guide on the well being ministry.

“The case of the 62-year-old girl exhibits that 14 days of quarantine will not be sufficient. The individuals should keep in quarantine for no less than 21 days. It additionally exhibits that native degree authorities are sending individuals house in the event that they don’t have any signs. Local degree authorities ought to be sure that these quarantined ought to keep there for 21 days,” mentioned Karki.

With this, the full variety of COVID-19 optimistic instances within the nation has reached 14. Three individuals residing in a mosque in Birgunj examined optimistic for the coronavirus on Saturday.

Nepal reported its first COVID-19 case on January 23 after a 32-year-old man who had returned from Wuhan, China, examined optimistic for the illness. He has since recovered, whereas different optimistic sufferers are present process remedy in hospitals throughout Nepal.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 14, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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