Update of April 21 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 289,787 after additional 2,220 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on April 21, 2021. Out of the total number of tests conducted, 12.2% were diagnosed positive.
On April 21, there were 276 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive. In the last few days, children are found more vulnerable to the situation.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 276,093 of the total infected have recovered.
On April 20, the rate of recovery reached 95.3% along with the 287 latest recovered. According to the Ministry, 8,844 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
Till now, the death toll has reached 3,112. There are 8,659 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Banke.
According to Baglung Representative Sirjana Panta, a prohibitory order has been issued in wards 12, 13, and 14 of Baglung Municipality after 19 students and two teachers of Janatadhan Secondary School in Baglung Municipality-14 and 18 others of the same ward were infected with COVID-19 on April 21.
Earlier, two teachers and one student of the school were found to be infected with the virus. The rest of the infected are teachers, students and locals of other schools in the same area, said Dev Prakash Ghimire, focal person at the Health Office, Baglung.
A meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Committee held on April 21 has decided to issue a restraining order in all the three wards from April 22 to April 30 to identify, test and treat the infected.
According to Pyuthan representative Rabindra Pandey, the schools have been closed for a week after two students of Pyuthan Municipality-7 Punyakhola Area Development Secondary School were diagnosed positive.
The schools has been closed saying that the risk will also increase for other students studying in the school, said Principal Pitamber Khadka.
As per the decision of the meeting of the school management committee held on April 21, the school has been closed from April 22 to 26 after publishing the information.
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