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India’s Nepal envoy in isolation

Kathmandu, October 11

Nepal’s tourism minister Yogesh Bhattarai has tested positive for Covid, he announced on social media, nearly eight months after declaring the country free from the deadly Covid to boost tourist arrivals.

India’s Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra has isolated himself as he had recently met Bhattarai for promotion of tourism.

Bhattarai, 54, who also holds the culture and aviation portfolios, has become the first minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to contract the contagion which has so far infected over 1,00,000 people in the Himalayan nation. In a Facebook post, the minister requested all those who came in his contact to be on alert.

The minister said that he has no other implications other than “a little fever”. PTI

UK Health Secy flouted curfew, says report

London: UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been accused of flouting the country’s night curfew by joining MPs for drinks in a bar at the House of Commons, a media report has said. A spokesman for Hancock said that “no rules were broken”. IANS