Kathmandu, January 9
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has gone into self-isolation from Saturday due to COVID-19 concerns, the Prime Minister’s Secretariat confirmed. PM Deuba will test for coronavirus today.
PM Deuba went into isolation after CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal tested positive for COVID-19. PM Deuba and Dahal were present at the high-level political mechanism meeting held in Baluwatar two days ago. PM Deuba and other top leaders of the ruling parties were identified as having been in contact with Dahal after the latter tested positive for the virus.
Maoist Centre leaders Narayankaji Shrestha, Haribol Gajurel, Matrika Yadav, Dor Prasad Upadhyay, Ram Prasad Sapkota, Ramesh Malla and others have also tested positive for COVID-19.