Maitidevi area of Kathmandu has been sealed for the past three days under the supervision of its ward chair as a precautionary measure after a young man from the area was confirmed with coronavirus infection on last Wednesday.
The seal order was lifted yesterday, easing human movement in the area.
The people living in same house with the infected youth have been asked to practise home-quarantine.
Similarly, the infected youth is currently kept in isolation at Patan Hospital.
However, the residents of the infected youth’s house and others who came in contact with him have not been tested yet.
Ward chairman, Dal Bahadur Karki, said, “No one has been tested for coronavirus in the area. Health workers came from Teku Hospital on Friday afternoon and said that the seal can be lifted so we proceeded for the same.”
Though the initial report of the brother of the infected youth came back negative, preparations are underway to test him again and those living in the house on Sunday.
According to the National Public Health Laboratory, the residents will undergo an RDT first and swab samples would be collected for a PCR test only if their RDT result comes positive.
Meanwhile, three houses in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu have been sealed after coronavirus infection was confirmed in a police officer stationed at Kalimati.
According to ward member, Naroj Aryal, three houses in the area are sealed and contact tracing is on-going around the residence of coronavirus infected police behind Bharosa Hospital in New Baneshwor.