Nepal’s education minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel has been found infected with the corona virus. Media reports said that Pokharel is the second cabinet minister in the country to be infected with Covid-19.

According to media reports, Pokharel was PCR tested after which the infection was confirmed on Sunday. Earlier, he was admitted to a hospital in Patan on Saturday evening after a mild fever.

According to a member of the minister’s secretariat, his condition is stable. Pokharel is the second cabinet minister in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s cabinet to have been infected with the Corona virus. So far 1,07,750 people have been infected in the country and 636 people have died from it.

Earlier on Saturday, Nepal’s Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai had on social media told about getting infected by Covid-19 himself. According to reports from The Himalayan Times, the two ministers attended the cabinet meeting on Thursday.


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