Nepali Military soldier Nepal’s first safety individual to die of COVID-19

Nepali Army deployed in Birgunj metropolis

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 20

Nation witnessed the primary demise of a safety individual because of COVID-19. The deceased, a 34-year-old soldier of Nepali Military was posted in Kathmandu. He hailed from Ramechhap district.

Nonetheless, Nepali Military has not but revealed the identification of the deceased. The deceased was additionally a affected person of leukemia (blood most cancers) for the previous 4 years.

NA Spokesperson Santosh Ballav Poudel mentioned the soldier, who was present process therapy for most cancers died because of comorbidity. The NA soldier, who died on September 14, had examined optimistic for the virus on September 17.

NA Spokesperson Paudel claimed that though they didn’t know that the deceased was carrying the coronavirus that they had handed over the physique to household respecting all protocols which can be adopted within the case of demise because of coronavirus.

NA has accomplished contact tracing of those that had been involved with the deceased soldier and quarantined them. As many as 2,056 NA personnel have been contaminated with the coronavirus thus far. Of them, 1,654 are present process therapy at numerous hospitals, whereas 401 have recovered and joined duties.

NA personnel are required to offer safety at numerous holding facilities, quarantine and isolation amenities. The NA can be treating COVID-19 sufferers from its hospitals.

“We’ve lowered the variety of safety personnel in barracks by one third to 2 third, in a bid to subdue the unfold of the virus,” Poudel mentioned. He additional mentioned they’ve elevated social distancing inside barracks, kitchen staffers have been examined often for the virus and common deep cleansing is performed inside barracks to forestall unfold of the virus inside barracks.

The variety of COVID contaminated safety personnel from three safety businesses, Nepal Military, Nepal Police and Armed Police Drive has crossed 6,700 as of at the moment.

Amongst them 3,626 safety personnel of Nepal Police have contracted the virus. Of them 1,809 personnel have recovered whereas 1,817 are nonetheless present process therapy.

Of the Nepal Police personnel, who’ve contracted the virus, 944 are from Kathmandu valley. A complete of 263 contaminated are from Police Headquarter in Naxal whereas 681 are stationed at numerous police stations in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

Senior Superintendent of Police Kuber Kadayat, spokesperson for Nepal Police claimed that COVID state of affairs continues to be beneath management because the restoration fee among the many personnel is increased. He urged folks to abide by the social distancing norms.

As many as 1,023 personnel of the Armed Police Drive have contracted the virus thus far. Amongst them 670 have recovered whereas 353 are nonetheless present process therapy, in accordance with Deputy Inspector Common Raj Aryal, spokesperson of APF. He additionally mentioned they had been assured that the state of affairs would enhance of their organisation as that they had intensified PCR testing and make contact with tracing.


A model of this text seems in e-paper on September 21, 2020, of The Himalayan Occasions.


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