• Ex Nepal King, Queen test positive for Covid-19 after returning from Kumbh Mela

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    Kathmandu: Former King of Nepal Gyanendra Shah and his spouse Queen Komal Shah have both tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

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    Both the former King and Queen recently returned to Nepal from India after attending the Mahakumbh Mela in Haridwar’s Har Ki Pauri.

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    Their sample for the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test were confirmed positive for coronavirus infection, reported The Himalayan Times.

    According to the report, hundreds of people had gathered at the Kathmandu Airport to welcome the former king and queen when they returned from India.

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    The authorities have started tracing anyone who came in contact with the royal couple and testing them.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week appealed to the sadhus to observe the remaining duration of the Kumbh only in a “symbolic” manner in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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