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Nepal detects first 2 cases of newly-discovered COVID variant


(MENAFN) On Monday, Nepal registered the first two cases of the newly-detected strain of Covid-19, Omicron in the Himalayan nation.

According to daily Kathmandu Post, the Health Ministry stated in an announcement that a 66-year-old overseas individual who came by a flight on Nov. 19 and a 71-year-old individual who was in touch with the visitor tested positive for the omicron strain.

Based on authorities, the two individuals are being isolated under the observation of a medical crew. Tests of 66 citizens, who had interaction with the two discovered cases, came out negative.

Nepal has registered more than 918,000 coronavirus-related infections until this time, with the national death toll amounting at 11,541.

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