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PM’s press advisor, personal secys test positive for COVID-19

2021 May 08, 23:16, Kathmandu
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Top Bahadur Rayamajhi (second from right), Bishnu Rijal (third from right) along with four leaders, all of them without mask pose for a photo after attending emergency meeting of the CPN-UML 10th general convention organising committee chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held at his official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa and Chief Personal Secretary Indra Prasad Bhandari have contracted coronavirus infection.

Press Advisor Thapa confirmed the result of the PCR test adding that PM’s personal undersecretary Rupesh Acharya also tested positive for the virus.

Thapa and Bhandari had Corona Virus infection prior to this as well.

On Friday, more than 100 persons’ swabs were collected including of Prime Minister Oli and officials of his secretariat.

Director of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control Division Dr Krishna Poudel said that PM Oli tested negative during the PCR test.


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