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  • Nepal - First case of 2019-nCov virus confirmed; 2 suspected cases

    January 24, 2020

    KATHMANDU: It has been verified that a person presumably infected with coronavirus has been infected with the deadly virus. It is the first case of the coronavirus reported in Nepal.

    Holding a press conference on Friday, Ministry for Health and Population confirmed it.

    A 32-year-old youth who had recently returned from China was admitted at the Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku following a high fever. He was later discharged from the hospital.

    A swab sample of the youth was sent to Hong Kong for test and it was confirmed that he was infected with the virus.

    Senior Public Health Officer Sagar Dahal said, “We conducted different tests here. But, he could not confirm if it was coronavirus. The sample was then sent to Hong Kong in coordination with the World Health Origination. The lab test confirmed that the youth was infected with the virus.”

    Spokesperson at the Ministry Mahendra Shrestha said that health screening has been managed at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Shrestha said three more people with symptoms similar to the virus were found at the airport. He added that preparations were underway to send their swab samples to Hong Kong for a diagnosis.

    He further stated that facilities for treatment have been managed at the Sukraraj and Patan hospitals for those infected with the virus.

    Chief of Sukraraj Hospital Dr. Basudev Pandey said that one person who had arrived from Hong Kong is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

    Speaking at the press meet, Minister for Health Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal said that the precaution has been adapted to the fullest to stop the spread of the virus. He requested all to be highly cautious.
    KATHMANDU: It has been verified that a person presumably infected with coronavirus has been infected with the deadly virus. It is the first case of the coronavirus reported in Nepal. Holding a press conference on Friday, Ministry for Health and Population confirmed it. A 32-year-old youth who had re
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  • #2
    Source: http://www.kaixian.tv/gd/2020/0125/264987.html

    Translated:
    Nepal suspects 2 new cases of coronavirus infection
    2020-01-25 23:24:33 Source: CCTV News


    央 According to CCTV news, local media reported on the 25th that after the first case of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus was confirmed in Nepal on the 24th, there are currently 2 suspected cases. Mahendra, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that the two patients are currently being observed and treated in isolation at Teku Hospital in Kathmandu. It is reported that the two returned from China earlier.

    (Article source: CCTV News)




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    • #3
      Source: https://english.khabarhub.com/2020/26/71290/

      American citizen suspected with coronavirus
      Khabarhub
      January 26, 2020

      KATHMANDU: An American citizen has been sent to Teku-based Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu suspecting of being infected with the coronavirus...
      ...It is reported that he spent five hours in China during a transit flight to Nepal.

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      • #4
        Source: https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/...ting-covid-19/

        Two Nepalis, one Chinese admitted to STIDH in suspicion of contracting COVID-19
        Published: February 12, 2020 7:34 pm On: Nepal
        THT Online

        KATHMANDU: Two Nepalis and one Chinese national have been admitted to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) in Teku, in suspicion of contracting coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Population said today.

        All three persons are said to have visited China before returning to Nepal recently...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.devdiscourse.com/article...pital-in-nepal

          Patient suspected to be infected with coronavirus flees from hospital in Nepal
          A Saudi national who recently came to Nepal from China bearing symptoms of COVID-19 or Coronavirus has fled from a Nepali hospital after doctors advised him to be quarantined, officials said on Wednesday.

          ANI | Kathmandu | Updated: 13-02-2020 01:57 IST | Created: 13-02-2020 01:57 IST

          A Saudi national who recently came to Nepal from China bearing symptoms of COVID-19 or Coronavirus has fled from a Nepali hospital after doctors advised him to be quarantined, officials said on Wednesday. A spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population acknowledged that a patient has gone on loose nearly a week after doctors at Teku Hospital advised the foreign national to be admitted for observation.

          "He didn't want to be admitted, the Saudi national who only speaks Farsi was here from China. He came to the hospital after suffering from cold and was advised to be admitted at the hospital. He denied to be admitted, there was a problem in communication because he only spoke Farsi. He is not able to be contacted and is not admitted at the hospital. He was having fever and cold," Mahendra Shrestha, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health told reporters. "It has been about a week, 5-6 days," Shrestha added...

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          • #6
            Coronavirus appears to have been ruled out because of the lack of tangible contacts between the area and China. This would appear to be premature as the following article states that they have only just sent out a medical team to evaluate the situation.

            http://www.mychinanews.com/news/n/1/2416619

            Durga Dutta Chapore, director of the district's health department, said they have been investigating the virus infection since Tuesday and eventually ruled out the possibility of a new coronavirus infection because the region is not currently coming from anyone or other contacts with China. activity. Relevant local authorities have designated health department personnel to treat people infected with the virus.
            https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/...-among-locals/

            KATHMANDU: Jugal Rural Municipality Office of Sindhupalchok district has written to the Ministry of Health and Population asking to dispatch a team of medical experts and doctors to examine local residents of Gumba village who, according to the letter, have shown symptoms similar to that of coronavirus infection.

            The letter states that locals in Gumba village are suffering from cold, cough and high fever, which match the symptoms of coronavirus infection. This has created fear among the local residents.
            According to the MoHP, Sindhupalchok District Health Office has dispatched a seven-member team of doctors including Dr Amrit Prajapati, health assistants and auxiliary health workers led by Dr Pitambar Khanal to the rural municipality office in Jugal-3, formerly Gumba VDC in the district.
            The health team that has been dispatched will look into the cases and rule out the problem. If any of the cases tested positive for coronavirus infection, the ministry would further give direction to the team on what to do next,” said chief of Health Emergency Operation Center, Sagar Dahal at MoHP.
            The ministry has yet to receive details of the numbers of patients showing the symptoms. A local health official states that though the symptoms among patients seem to match with what is believed to be coronavirus symptoms, many of whom are being administered medication are feeling better, indicating that this is not the feared infection.
            snip....
            Meanwhile, the ministry has urged locals not to panic since it could be the symptoms of influenza.

            “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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            • #7

              https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/...ing-contained/
              HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

              Kavre, February 13

              The common cold and viral fever that has spread at Gumbagaun of Jugal Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk over the last four days is being brought under control.

              Villagers at Gumbagaun are in fear as patients are showing coronavirus like symptoms. As many as 320 locals have fallen ill due to flu in the past one week.
              ...
              According to District Public Health Office Chief Durga Datta Chapagain, the flu that has spread in Gumbagaun is gradually being brought under control. He said coronavirus had been ruled out after primary investigation. He added four health workers, including two experts, today returned from the flu-affected area after taking samples.
              “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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