Ranjha, March 29 : The nasal and throat swab of altogether 10 persons suspected of having contracted COVID-19 in Banke district has been collected and sent to Kathmandu for the test. The test sample was collected from those returning to the district from India and other countries. District Health Office Banke’s officer who is also corona focal person, Naresh Shrestha, shared that test sample was collected from five people returning from Qatar, two each from Malaysia and India and one from Dubai. Earlier, the District Health Office, Banke, had sent the samples of 13 persons who tested negative for COVID-19. The District Health Office here has been sending the sample for tests in Kathmandu via the Nepal Airline’s plane. 38 persons being quarantined in Banke A total of 38 persons including one woman suspected to have contracted COVID-19 have been quarantined at Maithawa Secondary School of Khajura rural municipality Ward No 1 in the district. All the suspected ones are learnt to be returnees from India and third countries. The quarantine here has facilities for food, lodging and internet, informed Kismat Kumar Kashyapati. Similarly, Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city has converted a hotel into a quarantine facility where 10 people are living in isolation for they were suspected to have contracted the flu-like infection, informed Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city’s health section coordinator Ram Bahadur Chand.