All nine individuals, who returned from India, test negative for COVID-19
SIRAHA, March 17: All nine individuals, who recently returned Siraha-10, Narhaiya from India, have tested negative for coronavirus, according to District Health Office chief Krishna Dev Yadav.
They underwent a medical checkup at Janaki Hospital after they complained of common cold and cough.
After their lab reported tested negative for COVID-19, they were sent home last night, Yadav said.
According to ward chair Jugat Kamati, all nine of them have been living in various parts of India for employment.
“After they showed symptoms related virus, we sent them to Janakpur to ambulance,” Kamati said.
Nepal remains at high risk of spread of infection as the country shares an open border with India, which reported its third death from virus on Tuesday.
The total number of infection in India has risen to 130.
Nepal has only one confirmed case so far. A student returning from Wuhan had tested positive on Jan 24.
Nepal has tested 477 other people for suspected COVID-19, but none of them have tested positive.