Nepal reports second Covid-19 death

File: Ministry of Health

Kathmandu, May 17

Less than 24 hours before it confirmed the first death incident related to the Covid-19, the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal has said the second fatal case has also been reported.

A 25-year-old man quarantined in Banke of Province 5 died at 6:40 am today, informs the ministry’s spokesperson Bikas Devkota.

He had come to Nepal from India amidst the lockdown on Tuesday last week. He was quarantined at Dipendra Secondary School in Narainapur of the district. After he reported respiratory problems, his swab samples had been collected for a coronavirus test.

But, before the test result came, he breathed his last in the morning. Lab officials confirmed the infection in him only in the afternoon.

Published on May 17th, Sunday, 2020 4:38 PM

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1 Comment
  • cabinet says: | May 17 2020 8:06pm

    Both casualty could have been avoided if tests were conducted immediately instead of placing under quarentine and waiting for people to become symptomatic….

    Medicos need to understand that the 14 days quarentine is just to manage the quantum of tests if there are scarcity of resources…..not a process to get results through PCR…..rapid test any ways not applicable unless infection is welspead and antigens created….

    Consideing 2 months past by … least people in quarentine should have been tested and directed for right course, that is home or hospital for treatment.


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