More than 200 out of 350 swab samples test positive for Covid-19 at Bheri HospitalThe recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Banke has prompted the local administration to impose lockdown in Nepalgunj.
Of the 350 swab samples collected and tested at the Bheri Hospital in Banke, 204 samples have tested positive for Covid-19 until Thursday morning.
As per the hospital records, until 10am on Thursday 350 samples were tested for Covid-19 and of them 204 came positive.
In view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the District Administration Office in Banke has decided to impose a lockdown in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City from Wednesday midnight to April 25 midnight to contain the virus surge.
Meanwhile, an 86-year-old woman who was admitted at Nepalgunj Medical College and had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 20 died at around 2am Thursday.
As of Thursday, 67 people have died in Banke district due to Covid-19-related complications.