Nepal PM isolates after close contacts test Covid positive

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have gone into isolation after his close contacts tested positive for Covid-19. He went into isolation on Saturday after CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal tested positive for the virus.

Deuba and Dahal had attended a high-level political mechanism meeting held in Baluwatar two days ago. The Prime Minister and some other top officials were identified as close contacts of dhala following his diagnosis.

A PCR test conducted on the party chair yesterday (Friday) evening showed Corona positive, Dahal's secretariat said in a Facebook post. Since he has been in isolation as per the doctor's advice, all his scheduled programmes have been cancelled.