Kathmandu, October 11
Nepal’s tourism minister Yogesh Bhattarai has tested positive for Covid, he announced on social media, nearly eight months after declaring the country free from the deadly Covid to boost tourist arrivals.
India’s Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra has isolated himself as he had recently met Bhattarai for promotion of tourism.
Bhattarai, 54, who also holds the culture and aviation portfolios, has become the first minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to contract the contagion which has so far infected over 1,00,000 people in the Himalayan nation. In a Facebook post, the minister requested all those who came in his contact to be on alert.
The minister said that he has no other implications other than “a little fever”. — PTI
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