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19 health workers quarantined

Regular service at the District Hospital in Baitedi remains affected for the past three days. The service has been affected after 19 health workers were quarantined, after a woman who delivered at the hospital, tested positive in an RDT test carried out for Corona Virus.

After the RDT positive result of the woman, 19 health workers who came in direct contact with her have been put in self-quarantine, said the chief of the hospital Dr. Basant Raj Joshi. The woman had delivered a baby through C-section May 2. A day later she suffered fever and was hence tested for Corona Virus.

The newborn however tested negative in the RDT test. With 19 health workers, including doctors, in self-quarantine the service of the hospital has been affected, Dr. Joshi said.

The swab sample of the woman has been sent to Dhangadi laboratory for a PCR test. The 19-year-old woman is currently in the isolation room of the hospital. Meanwhile, the 30 people who had come in contact with a 39-year-old infected person of Patan municipality-8, Baitedi have tested negative to Corona Virus.

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