Update of 29 May Regarding Corona Virus Infection
Till 29 May, there have been additional 170 new cases of corona virus infection in Nepal. With this there are 1,212 total cases of infection in Nepal out of which 1,103 males and 109 females. Recovery rate has also increased. On 29 May, 19 people were discharged after recovery. With this, there have been 206 recoveries. The infection has spread to 52 districts till now. There has been an additional death on 29 May. He was a 35-year-old from Argakhachi District’s Bhumikasthan. To date, there have been six deaths till date.
In Province 1, there are 158 people suffering from the coronavirus infection out of which 10 were females and 148 males. On 29 May, there were additional 28 cases. Out of the newly diagnosed cases, 27 are from Kachankawal Rural Municipality and one from Bhadrapur. There are 107 cases in Jhapa, 33 in Udaypur, seven in Dhakuta, five in Morang, three in Sunsari, one each in Solukhumbu, Bhojpur and Khotang. From Province 1, 30 people have been discharged after recovery and 128 are being treated.
In Province 2, after the decision taken by the COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment Committee, from 29 May onwards, people will enter Province 2 from the allocated six borders with India. The chosen places are: Saptari’s Kunauli, Siraha’s Madar, Mahottari’s Vitthamode, Sarlahi’s Manlangwa, Rautahat’s Gaur and Parsa’s Birgunj. Entering from Dhanusha and Bara has been stopped immediately. After having additional 29 cases in Dhanusha, there is scarcity of isolation beds because of which, the infected ones are kept quarantine and home quarantine. After Chandrapur Municipality was not able to manage quarantine for the fifty-one people returning from India, they spent the night in open field and sleeping under the truck.
In Bagmati Province, Benighatrorang rural municipality of Dhading tried selling back rice that was bought from the same shop for relief distribution. This act was protested by the locals. According to the Chief Administrative Officer of the rural municipality, Laxman Bhattarai after distributing the relief, remaining 2,777 sacks of was sent back so that those sacks do not get ruined. A woman was denied entering her rented house by the landlord after she visited Lamjung and returned back to Chitwan District, Bharatpur Metropolitan-7. Later, she went to the quarantine of National Secondary School but the quarantine also did not let her stay. In this context, the ward chairperson of Bharatpur Metropolitan-7 replied that since the quarantine had not been properly established, they cannot accommodate many people. The woman is now in the quarantine of Teaching Training Center of Bharatpur Metropolitan-10.
In Gandaki Province, there have been 2,569 swabs tested till date out of which 2,318 reports were negative and 106 reports are pending. On 29 May, additional two cases of COVID-19 were added. With this, there are 19 total cases of infection in this province. Till now, 8,630 RDT have been conducted. Twenty-eight locals of Gorkha have entered through Sunawal border on 29 May and they are kept in the quarantine of Majhuwakot.
In Province 5, According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 20,185 health tests have been conducted and 32,373 are in quarantine. There are 386 people in isolation and 47 have been discharged after recovery. There are 466 people are infected in this province. Till 29 May, almost 2,200 have entered from India through Nepalgunj. These people are being sent to their respective districts.
In Karnali Province, quarantine of 700 beds with 35 isolation beds have established in Salyan District’s Darma rural municipality for those returning from India. In Jumla, the COVID Crisis Management Centre and Local Level has coordinated with private vehicle owners to use their vehicles as ambulance. In Humla, the local level is about to rescue 271 students from Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
In Sudur Paschim Province, Darchula’s Sailya Shikhar Muncipal Board has decided to seal the entire municipality on 29 May after coronavirus infection was detected in the municipality. Likewise, on 29 May Malikarjun Municipal Board has established quarantine with 160 beds to keep those returning from India. From Kanchanpur’s Guddachauki 2,788 people have entered Nepal on 29 May.
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