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Bagmati State Speaker, Chief Secretary tested negative for coronavirus

Bagmati State Speaker, Chief Secretary tested negative for coronavirus. photo courtesy: spotlightnepal

MAKAWANPUR: Speaker of Bagmati State Sanu Kumar Shrestha and Chief Secretary of the State Assembly Secretariat Krishna Hari Khadka have tested negative for COVID-19.

Reports of both Shrestha and Khadka have come negative, confirmed Dr Purushottam Sedain, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Social Development of the State. They had PCR rested for the virus. On Friday, swab samples of 40 staffs of the State Assembly including its spokesperson and deputy spokesperson were collected and sent to the Vector Borne Disease and Research Training Centre, Hetauda, said the Secretariat sources. Of them, reports of 30 have come negative, and swab samples of remaining 10 were being retested, according to the Ministry.

Some days ago, Speaker Shrestha and Chief Secretary Khadka had a meeting with Dr Roj Nath Pandey, Spokesperson of the Secretariat of the federal House of Representatives, at the SA Secretariat. Spokesperson Pandey had tested positive for the virus.

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