The number of people infected with the corona virus has reached 453. The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed the corona infection at 9 pm on Thursday.

At a regular media briefing organized by the ministry on Thursday, spokesperson Dr Vikas Devkota said that eight men were infected in Jhapa and one in Rupandehi. According to him, a 27-year-old man from Rupandehi has contacted the infection.

He was staying at the Sri Lankan Guest House Quarantine Lumbini, while 17-year-old men, two 18-year-old men, two 20-year-olds and two men aged 23, 52 and 55 from Jhapa were found infected. All of them were in Laxmi Devkota Higher Secondary School Quarantine, Kachankawal, Jhapa.

Of those confirmed infected, 49 have recovered so far, while one has died in Sindhupalchowk, one in Banke and three in Gulmi. According to the ministry, 78,695 samples have been tested using RDT method in Nepal till Thursday. So far, 38,736 tests have been done using PCR method.