COVID-19: Omicron variant detected in Nepal

Two South Africa returnees test positive:Health Ministry

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KATHMANDU: Omicron variant of coronavirus has been detected in Nepal.

Organizing a press conference on Monday, the Health Ministry shared that two people arriving in Nepal from South Africa tested positive for the new variant of the virus.

According to Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikari, joint spokesperson for the ministry, the virus was confirmed during a gene sequencing test carried out at the National Public Health Laboratory in Teku on Sunday. 

According to the ministry, a 66-year-old foreign national and another 71-year-old person are found to have contracted the virus.

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