Covid found in10 Nepalis who returned from India so far

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Kanchanpur, January 8

Covid infection was found among Nepalis returning from different cities of India.

Coronavirus tests have been made mandatory in Nepal-India bordering areas after a new variant of coronavirus (JN.1) was detected in India.

Chief of the Health Desk set up at Gauriphanta checkpoint, Ganesh Saud, said that coronavirus infection was found in 10 people returned from India so far.

“We have been conducting antigen tests among India returnees and 10 cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far,” he said.

Saud shared that those found infected with coronavirus have been suggested to stay in home isolation. Hundreds of Nepalis are returning home every day via the Gauriphanta checkpoint from different places in India.

Samples were collected and sent to Kathmandu to confirm the variant of corona two weeks ago, but its report has not been received yet, added the Health Desk Chief.

However, coronavirus has not been confirmed on Nepalis returning home using the Gaddachauki checkpoint of Kanchanpur so far, according to the District Health Office, Kanchanpur.

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