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Nepal: President Bidya Devi Bhandari tests COVID-19 positive Bidya Devi Bhandari
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Nepal: President Bidya Devi Bhandari tests COVID-19 positive

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Oct 2022, 09:47 pm

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."