Dr. Bikash Devkota, Speaker for the Ministry of Health and Population appeared on Facebook Live for the day’s media briefing. Here are a few updates:

Total no. of tests done (nationwide): 1351

Teku: 1277
Dharan: 39
Pokhara: 19
Hetauda: 5
Janakpur: 5
Surkhet: 7
Dhangadi: 4
Butwal: Being Installed

No. of tests in past 24 hours (nationwide): 167

No. of people in isolation: 120

Inside Valley: 15
Outside valley: 105

(On suspicion of coronavirus, tests either yet to be done, or results are awaited)

Contact Tracing: 

Contact Tracing of 6th confirmed case is ongoing.

Live Cases: 

Kathmandu: 2
Baglung: 2
Dhangadi: 1

(Health report of all patients stable)

Recovered: 1

Mobile App:

As per the mobile app and COVID-19 informational website of MOHP (covid19.mohp.gov.np)

5626 people have registered themselves with their symptoms, and of them 107 have been classified under the Red Zone.

Note by MoHP: A few people haven’t filled their forms properly and have given out incorrect personal information such as address, phone numbers. MoHP has requested the public to give correct details.

Pokhara Case:

MoHP has dismissed reports about a patient testing positive in Pokhara after a few media outlets reported the same. A few leading media outlets claimed a man had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Pokhara, and were awaiting a confirmation from Teku, however, as per MoHP, the reports are untrue.

Disclaimer: All information relayed as said by the spokesperson of MoHP.