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Bikash Devkota COVID-19 Health Ministry media briefing Nepal News spokesperson

Highlights from today’s Health Ministry media briefing on COVID-19

Highlights from today’s Health Ministry media briefing on COVID-19


KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), in its common press briefing, up to date in regards to the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation, as of immediately.

As many as 6,871 laboratory checks (by way of Polymerase Chain Reaction methodology) have been performed to date within the nation to detect COVID-19 an infection to be able to curb its unfold.

Similarly, 8,929 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) — to detect the presence of antibodies within the blood pattern — have been run to date throughout the nation.

Spokesperson on the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Bikash Devkota shared that 15,800 checks have been performed to date to scout these contaminated with the novel virus and a pair of,894 of those have been performed within the final 24 hours.

Though RDT has begun in most districts of all of the seven provinces, the federal government is but to start this type of testing in 14 districts throughout the nation — seven districts in Province 1, three districts in Province 2, one district in Gandaki Province, one district in Province 5, and two districts in Karnali Province.

As of immediately, there are 5,614  individuals beneath quarantine in varied services throughout the nation and 117 are beneath isolation. As the federal government has intensified the checks, the variety of individuals in quarantine are declining.

The government-established helpline call-centres (1115/1133) have answered 2,638 queries concerning COVID-19 within the final 24 hours. Likewise, 1,182 new entries have been made by way of the federal government’s cell utility Hamro Swasthya and net portal covid.mohp.gov.np, taking the entire variety of entries to 17,630.

Thirteen new individuals have been added to the red-zone checklist within the final 24 hours. The contact tracing of those individuals is underway, stated Spokesperson Devkota.

Third member of the family of the Sun City residence, who was admitted to a hospital with different members of her household after testing optimistic for COVID-19 antibodies on Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT), has examined unfavorable for the an infection on re-test.

Speaking on the press briefing, Dr Devkota knowledgeable that RDT of 298 individuals was carried out immediately at Pepsicola-based Sun City Apartments. All of them examined unfavorable for the COVID-19 antibodies. Similarly, PCR take a look at is being performed on samples collected from the home employees of the household contaminated with COVID-19 to keep away from any attainable threat of unfold. They too examined unfavorable on RDT.

Furthermore, the Ministry has urged the media to not make public any content material exposing the identities of these contaminated with COVID-19 with out specific permission from the sufferers. This can be a violation of particular person privateness.

Currently, there are 15 lively COVID-19 instances within the nation. All of the sufferers have been reported in regular situation.

Lastly, the Health Ministry has urged the general public to utilise the lockdown interval by partaking in inventive and productive actions whereas listening to their psychological well being.

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