Corona infection has been confirmed in three Indian nationals in Birgunj, Parsa. According to an official at the Ministry of Health, the corona infection was found positive when testing their sample at the National Public Health Laboratory in Teku.
Their report came out positive after collecting samples from Birgunj and testing them at a laboratory in Hetaunda. It was then sent to the National Laboratory for re-examination.
A sample of 33, including 24 people from India, was collected and sent to the Hetauda laboratory for testing last Thursday. The initial report of three of them came in mixed form and was sent to Teku for re-examination, said Narayan Karki, head of the Hetauda-based laboratory.
Hetauda’s lab had also reported that information to Narayani Hospital. Subsequently, those who were staying at Jame Masjid at Birgunj-2, Chapapaya, were kept in isolation of Narayani Hospital on Friday.
Of the confirmed infections, two were living in Uttar Pradesh and one in Delhi. The locals said that they had come to Jame Masjid at Birgunj-2 Chapapaya for 13 days.
They have not returned to India since that time to attend Muslim religious meetings held in Saptari. They were stopped due to lockdown on return train tickets on March 4.
They cut their tickets for April 15 to return home after the lockdown opens. Maulana Ali Asghar of the mosque said that they had reached the Narayani Hospital, thinking it appropriate to have a health check-up before returning home.
‘They came to the mosque during the lockdown. At the same time, we had kept separate by coordinating with the police, ‘said Maulana Asghar. It is appropriate to go to the hospital once you get home.
He informed that he had been examined at the hospital but had not received the report.
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