LAHAN, Dec 05: An elderly person from Siraha died of Covid-19 last night. The 75-year-old man from Mirchaiya Municipality-1 died while receiving treatment at Nobel Hospital, Biratnagar.
The man was admitted to the hospital after he experienced fever and difficulty in respiration.
He was tested positive for coronavirus last Thursday. Chief of District Health Office, Krishna Dev Yadav, informed that with the latest fatality total deaths caused by Covid-19 reached 23 in the district.
Two youths held with drugs The Armed Police Force in the district held two youths from Dasgaja area of Siraha Municipality-17.
The arrested ones were Moh Rahsun, 32, from Naraha Rural Municipality-3 and Rakesh Kumar Sharma, 20, from Karjanha Municipality-4 of the district.
They were held with nitrovet, a contraband drug, while coming to Nepal from Indian market, according to Armed Police Inspector Arjun Kunwar.
They would be handed over to Area Police Office, Madar for further investigation and action, he added.