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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 at the moment.

As many as 6,871 laboratory exams (by way of Polymerase Chain Reaction technique) have been carried out to this point within the nation to detect COVID-19 an infection so as 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 this point throughout the nation.

Spokesperson on the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Bikash Devkota shared that 15,800 exams have been carried out to this point to scout these contaminated with the novel virus and a couple of,894 of those had been carried out 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 at the moment, there are 5,614  folks underneath quarantine in numerous services throughout the nation and 117 are underneath isolation. As the federal government has intensified the exams, the variety of folks in quarantine are declining.

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

Thirteen new individuals have been added to the red-zone record within the final 24 hours. The contact tracing of those individuals is underway, mentioned 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 constructive for COVID-19 antibodies on Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT), has examined unfavourable for the an infection on re-test.

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

Currently, there are 15 lively COVID-19 circumstances 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 participating in artistic and productive actions whereas being attentive to their psychological well being.

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