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They were in isolation for 48 hours due to the delay in getting the results of the test which usually comes in 4 hours. The sister of the deceased informed by telephone that no treatment was started when the report was delayed. The baby is fed lactogen.

Senior Health Administrator Dr Narendra Kumar Jha, who is also a member of the District Command Post, said that they would be sent to Sindhupalchowk in coordination with the Health Office to be kept in quarantine for 14 days after the negative results.

The woman, a resident of Barhabise-9, died while being brought to Dhulikhel Hospital due to respiratory problems. Reports of RDT and PCR tests suspected of corona infection came back positive on Saturday. After that, the administration had instructed to keep the family members in the guard room of the hospital in isolation as they were being kept in the quarantine in Dhulikhel since Thursday.

Dr. Ramesh Makju, Administrative Director of Dhulikhel Hospital, admitted that there was some delay in receiving the report of the family members including the baby. "More than 500 samples came from Teku. The lab friends processed it first. There was some delay due to the second lot," he said, admitting the mistake. A machine that can test 90 samples at a time can give results in 4 hours.