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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 constructive 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 constructive for the virus right this moment.

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

The blood samples and swabs of the 2 have been examined in National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Population.

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

The 62-year-old girl had examined detrimental in fast diagnostic check, however her throat swab examined constructive for COVID-19 within the polymerase chain response check.

Since it takes at the very least eight to 10 days for antibodies to develop, an asymptomatic particular person might check detrimental in fast diagnostic check. Even if an individual checks detrimental in RDT s/he ought to keep in quarantine. The RDT check must be performed twice after a spot of 1 week,” stated Shravan Kumar Mishra, virologist at National Public Health Laboratory.

“We have been accumulating throat swabs of sufferers suspected to have contracted the virus even when they check detrimental in RDT,” stated Khem Bahadur Karki, marketing consultant on the well being ministry.

“The case of the 62-year-old girl reveals that 14 days of quarantine aren’t sufficient. The individuals should keep in quarantine for at the very least 21 days. It additionally reveals that native stage authorities are sending individuals house in the event that they don’t have any signs. Local stage authorities ought to make sure that these quarantined ought to keep there for 21 days,” stated Karki.

With this, the entire variety of COVID-19 constructive instances within the nation has reached 14. Three individuals residing in a mosque in Birgunj examined constructive 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 constructive for the illness. He has since recovered, whereas different constructive 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.

The publish 5 check constructive: 2 for virus, three for antibodies appeared first on The Himalayan Times.


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