Dr. Bikash Devkota, Speaker for the Ministry of Health and Population appeared on Facebook Live for the day’s media briefing. Here are a few updates:
Total no. of tests done: 1133
No. of tests in past 24 hours:73
No. of people in isolation: 99
(on suspicion of coronavirus, tests either yet to be done, or results are awaited)
84% complete of the four confirmed cases.
Dharan: 12 tests.
Pokhara: 4 tests.
Dhangadhi: Being installed
Janakpur: Being installed
Butwal: Being installed
Surkhet: Being installed
Responding to media reports about a patient’s death enroute Bara to Kathmandu, the MoHP spokesperson said he was a patient of ‘trauma’, and was ‘infected’. A trauma patient is someone who has suffered a serious or life threatening injury as a result of an event such as a car accident or fall. The spokesperson did not specify the injury.
As per the mobile app launched by MoHP, 2300 people have registered their symptoms – of the 2,300 the MoHP believes 12 cases whose symptoms match with those of coronavirus – the MoHP has said they will test them in the near future.
Disclaimer: All information relayed as said by the spokesperson of MoHP.