May 19. The local administration has sealed off the Narainapur rural municipality for an indefinite period after coronavirus infection was found in 59 persons on a single day.
A meeting of the District Security Committee on Monday declared Narainapur as a high risk zone and decided to totally seal off the area until further notice, assistant chief district officer Dirgha Raj Upadhyay said.
Narainapur, which lies beyond the Rapti river about 35 kilometres towards south east from Nepalgunj city, adjoins India. The assistant chief district officer said movement of people and vehicles to and from Narainapur has been completely prohibited except for emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus.
According to him, a large number of security personnel has been mobilised in the area. COVID-19 infection has been found in 68 people in the rural municipality, including the 59 cases identified at Narainapur on Monday.