15 CIAA Officials Test Positive For COVID-19

Kathmandu, Aug. 4: As many as 15 officials of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) have tested positive for COVID-19. The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) on Sunday had collected around 200 swab samples of the officials at the CIAA.

Dr. Basudev Pandey, chief of the EDCD, said that the swab samples of the police officials deployed for patrolling and sting operation, who are at higher risk of being infected with the virus, were collected on Sunday for COVID-19 test.

Taranath Adhikari, spokesperson of the CIAA confirmed that 15 officials of the commission had tested positive for the virus.

“Contact tracing of those who had come in direct contact with the infected officials has already kicked off,” said Dr. Pandey. “Additional 40 swab samples are being collected now.”

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