A team of medical experts has been dispatched in Sindhupalchok today after a written request for the same by the residents of Jugal Rural Municipality Office in the district.

The medical team will examine local residents of Gumba village in Sindupalchowk who, according to the request letter, have shown symptoms similar to that of coronavirus infection.

The letter states that locals in Gumba village are suffering from cold, cough and high fever, which match the symptoms of coronavirus infection. This has created panic among the locals.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Sindhupalchok District Health Office has dispatched a seven-member team of doctors including Dr Amrit Prajapati, health assistants and auxiliary health workers led by Dr Pitambar Khanal to the rural municipality office in Jugal-3, formerly Gumba VDC in the district.

The ministry has yet to receive details of the numbers of patients showing the symptoms. Meanwhile, the ministry has urged locals not to panic since it could be the symptoms of influenza.