On Friday another 56 new cases of Covid 19 found in Rautahat. According to Chief District Officer Basudev Ghimire, 33 people have been infected in Rajpur Municipality, , six in Maulapur Municipality,]two in Baudhimai Municipality and 15 in Ishnath Municipality.

A source in the Ministry of Social Development of Province 2 also said that the infection was found in a test conducted in Kathmandu. Prajia Ghimire said on Friday that all those infected had recently returned from India and were being quarantined.

He also said that he had received information that the health condition of all the infected people was normal. There are about 4,500 returnees from India in quarantines set up at various places in Rautahat. Locals had clashed with the administration in Rautahat on Thursday and Friday over the issue of quarantine.

With the addition of 56 people, the number of infected people in Rautahat has reached 181. Three have recovered and returned home.