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Nepal COVID-19 Cases Hit 45; 7 Discharged

The government has decided to extend nationwide lockdown and restrict border movements until coronavirus situation gets normal.



Nepal COVID-19 Cases Hit 45; 7 Discharged

So far, the Nepali Government has reported 45 coronavirus positive cases and zero death cases. However, 7 patients have recovered and discharged.

As of today, the coronavirus has infected 2.63 million people and claimed 184,235 lives, globally. Currently, 1,735,854 patients are undergoing treatment while 717,822 patients have recovered.

COVID-19 Cases in Nepal

Three new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Nepal on April 22, 2020, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 45.


According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), three men aged 24, 60 and 72 years respectively have tested positive for COVID-19 through PCR method at BKIHS hospital, Dharan.

Meanwhile, two COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged on the same day, taking the total number of recovered cases to 7. Currently, 38 patients are undergoing treatment.

Location-wise COVID-19 Active Cases-

  • Baglung – 1
  • Patan – 2
  • Dhangadi – 2
  • Birgunj – 4
  • Bharatpur – 2
  • Biratnagar – 27

As the number of coronavirus cases in Nepal has been rising continuously, the government is making efforts to contain the contagion.

In the past 24 hours, the government has carried out 3,736 coronavirus tests. So far, a total of 40,431 tests have been conducted in the country, 9,011 tests through PCR technology and 31,420 trough RDT technology.

Around 8,595 people have been quarantined in various places all over the country and 95 in isolation wards.

Prime Minister KP Oli said that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended until the coronavirus situation gets normal.

The first nationwide lockdown was enforced on March 24, 2020 and the present ongoing lockdown is set to expire on April 27, 2020.

The government has also decided to restrict the public movement at the Nepal-India border points until the coronavirus situation in India gets controlled.

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