Nepal reported its fifth coronavirus infection case on March 28, 2020 after a 22-year-old student with a travel history to Belgium and Qatar tested positive for COVID-19.
“The patient is under surveillance and her health condition is said to be normal at present,” said Dr Bikash Devkota, Ministry of Health and Population Spokesperson.
“Her throat swab was brought to National Public Health Laboratory for test. The test result, which came out on March 28, 2020, showed she was COVID-19 positive,” added Dr Devkota.
The Belgium returnee had boarded the same flight from Qatar with the 19-year-old Nepali student from France who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
Both had arrived to Nepal through a Qatar Airways’ QR 652 flight on March 17.
All the five coronavirus cases in Nepal are imported. Four patients are currently undergoing treatment while one has already recovered and discharged.
So far, the Nepali Government tested a total of 875 coronavirus suspects, out of which 870 tested negative while 5 have come out positive for the contagion.
According to the Nepali Embassy in Canberra, eight Nepali students in Australia have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
However, the Nepali from Tasmania has already recovered and discharged.
So far, the coronavirus has spread to 199 countries and territories around the world and infected 722,350 people while claiming 33,980 lives.
The USA became the new coronavirus hotspot with 142,178 infection cases and 2,484 death cases.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus has inflicted a perilous impact on Italy by claiming 10,779 lives, the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world. Italy has reported 97,689 COVID-19 infection cases so far.
However, China has almost recovered from the coronavirus outbreak. Surprisingly, the country has reported only 31 new COVID-19 infection cases in the last 24 hours.
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