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: 1060
No. of tests in past 24 hours:67
No. of people in isolation: 10 in Kathmandu, 77 in different provinces
(on suspicion of coronavirus, tests either yet to be done, or results are awaited)
Of the four confirmed cases, the government has completed the contact tracing of 2 passengers, while 80% of the other two passengers is complete.
Note: While the number of current cases are 4, two had come aboard the same aircraft – which essentially means contact tracing of 3 aircraft is necessary. As per the data, if two is incomplete, then it can be safely said that one aircraft’s contact tracing has been completed.
Dharan: Installed and in operation.
Pokhara: Installed and in operation.
Dhangadhi: Reached, yet to be installed.
Janakpur: En route.
Butwal: Plans to send.
Surkhet: Plans to send.
Test Results of decaesed patients:
Patan Hospital: Negative
Bir Hospital: Both negative
“A patient can be suffering from fever too – it does not have to be COVID-19. We request emergency services at hospitals to not deny treatment requests from ailing patients. If you deny medical attention, the fever could worsen and the patient could die”.
Disclaimer: All information relayed as said by the spokesperson of MoHP.