Six more people have tested positive for coronavirus infection in Nepalgunj.

With the emergence of the new cases, the national tally has jumped to 75.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, swab samples of the six were sent to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj for PCR test.

Of the six, three are males and three females aged between 16 and 60 years.

The six had come in contact with a 60-year-old coronavirus infected male three days ago. They were contact-traced and tested along with 24 other people.

The octogenarian is a teacher at a local masjid in DSP Road of Ward no 7 in Nepalgunj. He used to teach Urdu language and namaz to the local kids at their homes.

Moreover, he had been to Nanapara of UP, India mong other places before the lockdown. He was among around 600 people who were rescued from Jamunaha of Banke along the Indian border and kept in quarantine.

Most people had run away from the quarantine complaining of poor food and accommodation facilities.

It is, however, yet to be ascertained where exactly the 60-year-old contracted the infection from.

The newly infected have been admitted in the isolation ward at Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital in Khajura, Banke.

DSP Road and Eaklaini areas of Nepalgunj have been sealed at present. Contact tracing of those who had come in contact with the newly infected is underway.