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Nepal confirms its first case of Wuhan coronavirus

Sat, Jan. 25, 2020
KATHMANDU, Jan 25 (MENA) - Nepal has confirmed its first case of the Wuhan coronavirus, CNN reported on Saturday.

The patient is a 31-year-old Nepali man studying for his PhD in Wuhan, said spokesman for the country's Health Ministry, Mahendra Kumar Shrestha. The student flew to Nepal earlier this month and was admitted to a hospital in Kathmandu on January 13 with fever and respiratory problems.

He was released on January 17 after his condition improved, but specimens taken from the patient and sent to a World Health Organization lab in Hong Kong tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus.

“The patient is being monitored. The people in close contact with him since he came to Nepal are also being identified and tested," Shrestha added.
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