KAVRE: The coronavirus infection has been found to be increasing among security personnel mobilised at Sanga, the eastern border transit point to Kathmandu Valley. A week ago, two security personnel had contracted the virus. That number has now risen to eight.
The COVID-19 Prevention and Control Command Post Kavrepalanchok has stated that among the 10 people who tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, eight are police personnel assigned at the Sanga transit point.
Post member-secretary and District Health Office Chief, Dr Narendra Jha, states that those infected were immediately taken to isolation. According to him, 40 police personnel have been found infected with the disease in the district so far. The Nepal Police, Traffic Police and the Armed Police Force’s personnel had been mobilised at Sanga after coronavirus cases were first detected in the country.
Thirteen people among those entering Kathmandu Valley had tested positive for the virus last month.
According to the Post, 19 personnel of the federal police office at Banepa, 10 personnel of the Armed Police Force, eight personnel of the Nepali Army at Dhulikhel and three personnel of the District Police Office Dhulikhel have contracted the virus.
212 males and 122 females have been infected with COVID-19 in the district. While 159 have returned home after health recovery, two have succumbed to the disease. In total, a hundred and seventy three people are currently infected with the virus and are being treated at hospitals or undergoing isolation at home.