Nepal Reports South Asia's First Confirmed Case Of Deadly Coronavirus

The 32-year-old student was admitted to Sukraraj Hospital in Kathmandu four days after running a fever and reporting trouble breathing, hospital spokesperson said.

Nepal Reports South Asia's First Confirmed Case Of Deadly Coronavirus

The health workers in the hospital treating the patient are healthy, an official said (Representational)

Kathmandu:

Health authorities in Nepal on Friday confirmed that a student who returned from Wuhan, China tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first South Asian country to report the deadly disease.

The 32-year-old student arrived in Nepal on January 9, and entered the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu four days after running a fever and reporting trouble breathing, hospital spokesperson Anup Bastola told AFP.

The health ministry confirmed the case in a statement.

"The results of a sample, sent to Hong Kong, have returned positive," Bastola told AFP. "He was discharged after recovery. We are monitoring the patient and he and his family members are healthy. So are all the health workers in the hospital."



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