All residents of Block “A” of Sun City Apartments have tested negative in rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) that was conducted on Wednesday.
All who were present at the ground of the Apartments were cheering after the results were announced. Watch the video below that was posted on their Facebook page.
All residents of Block A were tested via RDT, after two residents (81 year old mother and 58 year old son) who had returned from UK on March 18th tested positive for COVID-19. They are in being treated at Patan Hospital.
As of this writing, according to COVID-19 Nepal, 6,299 have been tested with 16 confirmed cases and 1 recovery.
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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.