Twenty detainees in District Police Office here have contracted coronavirus. Deputy Superintendent of Police Bharat Bahadur Chaudhari informed that among 64 persons undergone PCR test, 20 detainees were found positive.
The infected ones have now been kept in separate isolation and efforts are underway to conduct PCR test on other detainees and police persons, Chaudhari added.
Meanwhile, Tikapur Province Hospital has prepared a 20-bed isolation ward with oxygen facility. The hospital intensified preparedness in view of the spread of coronavirus.
Medical Superintendent at hospital Dr Rem Kumar Rai informed that they equipped the hospital as per its capacity to avoid untoward incidents. He however said they lacked adequate human resources.
On Monday alone, 11 out of 12 persons admitted at emergency ward were found positive for the coronavirus.
More than 400 people visit the hospital for treatment every day.
Source: National News Agency Nepal