Curfew imposed in Nepalgunj after 16 COVID-19 cases reported


NEPALGUNJ, May 4: District Administration Office Banke has decided to impose a curfew in Nepalgunj after 15 cases of coronavirus were reported in a single day there on Sunday.

The curfew order will come into effect from 11:00 am tomorrow until May 7 midnight.

All the 15 cases had come in contact with the 60-year-old male from a mosque in the sub-metropolitan who was tested positive on May 1.

The health authorities had collected 90 swab samples and sent them for the test. Out of 60 samples, 15 had tested positive while the results of 30 samples are still awaited.

Earlier the Province 5 government had issued a high alert following the surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

Rupendahi has also reported one infection, making the total cases in the province 17.

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