Nepal: President Bidya Devi Bhandari tests COVID-19 positive
Kathmandu: Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari has tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said on Sunday.
The president, who was admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Saturday, tested positive for COVID-19 in a PCR test, Dr. Dinesh Kafle, executive director of the hospital, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
"She was admitted to the hospital following a high fever, cough, headache and body ache," Kafle told Xinhua. "On Sunday afternoon, she didn't have a fever but a dry cough. However, she is feeling better."
According to Kafle, the president may need medical attention for a few more days at the hospital. "As she has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, we are hopeful that no serious complication will arise in her health."