Kathmandu, April 3
The Ministry of Health and Population has refuted the report that a coronavirus positive case was confirmed in Pokhara.
Speaking in his daily press briefing, the ministry’s spokesperson Bikas Devkota said the case has not been confirmed as positive yet.
He clarified that the equipment in the newly established lab in Pokhara are yet to be tested as trustworthy.
(Updated at 4:45 pm)
Pokhara lab ‘confirms’ Nepal’s seventh coronavirus positive case, but national lab has to ‘verify’ it
Pokhara, April 3
The seventh case of coronavirus infection has been confirmed in Nepal on Friday.
The Gandaki Provincial Hospital says the report of a patient was confirmed by Pokhara Health Science Academy today.
However, the Ministry of Health and Population is yet to confirm the report. Officials say the swab samples of the case have been sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu also as they could not completely rely on the newly established lab in Pokhara.*
The reported infected person is a resident of the Kaski district of western Nepal and had recently returned from India.
In the past two weeks, Nepal has confirmed six new coronavirus positive cases. All of the infected persons had recently returned from other countries.
The sixth case was just reported on Thursday.
Published on April 3rd, Friday, 2020 2:10 PM