Police force 11 Parsa people to be quarantined suspecting their recent India trip

File: People during a Muslim gathering in New Delhi of India in March 2020

Kathmandu, April 2

A total of 11 people have been taken into quarantine after they were suspected of attending a religious gathering in New Delhi of India that is said to have played a role in spreading the coronavirus infection there.

The people were in a mosque at Partewa Sugali rural municipality of Parsa when the police got them in control. They all are residents of Rautahat. They have been quarantined at Birgunj-based Siddhartha School.

Police say they are investigating whether the people had been to the religious gathering or not and also doing their health check-ups.

It was revealed that a total of 20 people from Nepal and 13 Nepali students, who were already in India, had attended the religious gathering, organised from March 1 to 15.

Additional seven people, who were said to have attended the gathering, were found in Saptari.

Published on April 2nd, Thursday, 2020 12:18 PM

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