Three Indian nationals in Birgunj, Nepal have been reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, according to Ministry of Health and Population.
According to the ministry, result from throat swab culture of three individuals (Age – 37,55,44) tested positive in a lab in Hetauda. The samples were sent for further testing in Kathmandu. The lab in Kathmandu also confirmed the result.
Contact Tracing has also begun by reaching everyone who has been in close contact with the patients. This will bring the total number COVID-19 cases to 12.
Information on Coronavirus from World Health Organization (WHO)
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
What are the symptoms of someone infected with a coronavirus?
It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Is there a treatment for a novel coronavirus?
There is no specific treatment for disease caused by a novel coronavirus. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and therefore treatment based on the patient’s clinical condition. Moreover, supportive care for infected persons can be highly effective.
What can I do to protect myself?
Standard recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses include maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.