Coronavirus Update Nepal
Coronavirus Update Nepal:- The first case of COVID-19 or Coronavirus in Nepal emerged on 24 January 2020 in Kathmandu. The patient showed mild symptoms and had been discharged a week earlier with instructions to self-quarantine at home.
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Between January and March, Nepal took steps to prevent a widespread outbreak of the disease, while preparing for it by procuring essential supplies, equipment and medicine, upgrading health infrastructure, training medical personnel, and spreading public awareness.
Total tests for COVID-19 per 1,000 people in Nepal
The second case was confirmed on 23 March 2020 in Kathmandu. As of 17 April 2020, 28 additional cases have been confirmed, one each in Rautahat and Kanchanpur, two each in Baglung and Chitwan, three each in Parsa and Kathmandu, four in Kailali and 12 in Udayapur district. Thirteen of the cases involved people who had recently returned from abroad, and 15 of them were Indian nationals residing in Nepal; the first case of local transmission emerged on 4 April in a 34-year-old woman from Kailali.
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A second complete recovery was confirmed on 18 April, bringing the number of active cases to 28. As of the 19th April, four patients in total have recovered. A country-wide lockdown came into effect on 24 March and had an end date of 27 April.