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Fear grips Bara locals, 21 COVID-19 cases detected in a single day



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By Siva Shankar Mishra, Bara, May 25: A dreadful environment has been created in the district with confirmation of 23 cases of COVID-19 in a single day today.

21 people from Mahagadimai Municipality and 2 from Adarsha Kotwal Rural Municipality tested positive for COVID-19, said Rudra Prasad Pandit, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Bara.

The swab test of those staying in quarantine at Mahagadimai Municipality was done in Vector Born Disease Research and Training Centre whereas PCR test of those in Adarsha Kotwal Rural Municipality was done in National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), Kathmandu.

People in numbers had entered Nepal from India on May 23, as the nationwide lockdown in India had taken a heavy toll on their income.

30 returnees were placed in quarantine at Mahagadimai Rural Municipality and nine were at Baragadhi Rural Municipality.

In the RT-PCR testing of 39 returnees, 23 were found to have been infected with COVID-19, informed District Public Health Office, Bara.

Gautam Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police, said that tracing of those who had come in direct contact with the patients had started in the district.  

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