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Coronavirus in drainage water of Kathmandu Valley

Various researches in foreign countries have revealed that coronavirus was seen in the drainage water and in stool. To identify the same  samples were collected and the RNA were extracted and tested. The testing of the samples includes both portions of polymerase chain reaction and sequencing methods.


Sample of four places in the Valley were collected among them two places came out positive for the virus.

The research team, however, did not want to disclose the names of the places from where the samples were collected which tested positive. This shows that there has been a community transmission in the Valley.

The research will help to trace the number of cases in a particular area and help in testing, tracing and treating of the people.

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