Nasal, throat swab of China returnees sent for lab test

  • February 17, 2020

Government authorities have collected the throat and nasal swabs of 175 Nepali nationals who were recently evacuated from coronavirus outbreak epicentre Hubei, China.

Those rescued have been kept in quarantine at Nepal Electricity Authority Training Centre in Kharipati of Bhaktapur.

Nepal Electricity Authority Training Centre in Kharipati of Bhaktapur, where China returnees have been kept in quarantine.

According to National Public Health Laboratory Director Dr Runa Jha, the test results would come on Wednesday.

Nepali nationals were evacuated from six Hubei cities, including Wuhan (55), Enshi (26), Shiyan (29), Yichang (8), Jingmen (9) and Jingzhou (48). Of them, 134 are males and
41 females.

Of the 175 nationals evacuated, 170 are students, one employee, two visitors and two children.

Of the 185 people who had applied for evacuation, four decided to stay back, while six could not board the plane due to medical reasons, according to a press release issued by Nepali Embassy in China.