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Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus infection

Kathmandu: A Nepali scholar finding out in China has been discovered contaminated with the brand new coronavirus, an official of Nepal’s Ministry of Well being and Inhabitants has stated.

“It is the first confirmed case of infection from the deadly virus,” Dr. Hemanta Chandra Ojha, chief of Zoonotic and Different Communicable Illness Management Part at Epidemiology and Illness Management Division beneath the Ministry, instructed the Xinhua information company on Friday.

He stated that the affected person who had come to Nepal from Wuhan, China was examined optimistic throughout a specimen check on the laboratory of the World Well being Group in Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area of China. “We had received the confirmation on Thursday evening,” he stated.

The person contaminated with the virus had come to Nepal on January 5 from China and visited the hospital complaining about respiratory drawback on January 13. After his situation was improved following remedy, he was discharged final week.


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