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COVID-19 suspects entering valley to undergo antigen tests


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Apr. 5: People entering the Kathmandu Valley might have to undergo the antigen test at the entry points.

The meeting of District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee, Kathmandu, held on Sunday took decision to this effect.

Kali Prasad Parajuli, Chief District Officer of Kathmandu said, “The concerned municipality should make arrangements to install health desk for performing health checkups and antigen tests at the entry points to the valley.”

 “For now, the COVID-19 antigen test has not been made compulsory for all commuters. Only those who show the symptoms of the virus infection will have to take the antigen test,” said Parajuli.

Considering the increasing threat of spread of COVID-19, temperature tests have been done on those entering the Valley since the last few days.

CDO Parajuli said, “The officials deployed by the public health offices at the health desks in the bordering points have been measuring the temperature.”

He added that efforts were being made by the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, to prevent the spread of virus in the Valley.