Nidan Hospital sealed following COVID-19 reports (In Pictures)

Security personnel have sealed Nidan Hospital and Aarogya Foundation in Pulchowk amidst reports of COVID-19 confirmation within a staff member of Aarogya Foundation. A health care worker had been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, hence the sealing is a part of the contact tracing measures.

Strict vigilance is being observed in the vicinity:

83 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday; Highest cases in a single day:

On Tuesday, 83 people were infected, including two in Bhaktapur and one in Kathmandu. The Ministry of Health and Population announced 57 new coronavirus cases in mid-day while 26 more cases at late night. Among the new 26 cases, 18 people are from Parsa, 2 each from Mahottari Dhanusha and Bhaktapur and 1 each from Kathmandu and Sarlahi.

The male from Sarlahi, on the list of 26 infected people made public by the Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday night, is a resident of Haripurwa-3, Sarlahi. After testing positive for coronavirus, he has been kept at Janakpurdham isolation.

According to Sarlahi Chief District Officer, Mohan Bahadur GC, the 45-year-old man from Sarlahi, who tested positive for coronavirus, is suffering from mental illness. The three persons from the Kathmandu valley confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 are admitted to the isolation ward of Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku.  Among the two infected from Bhaktapur, one is an Armed Police Force (APF) personnel and a nurse whereas the one from Chandragiri in Kathmandu is said to be a homemaker.

According to reports, the 27-year-old APF personnel was earlier deployed for security of former Deputy Prime Minister and NCP leader Bhim Rawal.

The 25-year-old health care staffer had come to Bhaktapur from Sunsari district via motorcycle and was living with her roommate in Naya Thimi, Bhaktapur as per information of Bhaktapur Chief District Officer, Humkala Pandey.

The 33-year-old woman from Machhegaun, Kathmandu, who tested positive for coronavirus teston Tuesday, came to Kathmandu from Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur only a few days back. The woman was wife of Armed Police Force (APF) staffer and her swab sample was sent for coronavirus test as soon as she reached Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, Nidan Hospital and Arogya Foundation, both institutions in the same building, have been sealed to prevent further spread of the virus. It is being reported the nurse from Bhaktapur was a staffer in the premises.