KATHMANDU, 31 JULY : As many as 72 police personnel working at the Nepal Police Headquarters have been infected with the COVID-19.
Spokesperson at the headquarters SSP Kuver Kadayat said the number rose to 72 on Friday from 44 on Thursday.
The infected personnel have been admitted at the APF Hospital in Balambu for treatment, according to him.
The new infections have been reported after contact tracing of previously infected personnel, including drivers, mechanics and in mess.
Meanwhile, the influx of people into the police headquarters has been tightened after the number of infected cases surged.
According to Kadayat, more than 20 people have been quarantined following contact tracing of the infected persons.