KATHMANDU, Oct. 28 -- Tanjakot Rural Municipality of Humal district has been sealed off for five days.

The Rural Municipality (RM) has decided to shut all its border points for five days after detecting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in people who had come to celebrate Dashain festival.

The RM has made the decision to this effect in the view of curbing further spread of COVID-19.

As many as nine individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Humla. Humal was among the districts with zero COVID-19 cases in the country for the very long period.

Meanwhile, the District Hospital of Humla has sent 32 swab samples of people who were in close contact with infected ones to Surkhet for COVID-19 tests. The test results are await...