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79 people diagnosed with swine influenza in Chitwan

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CHITWAN —

The number of people influenced with swine influenza is increasing day by day here in Chitwan.

According to the District Public Health Office (DPHO), 79 out of 261 cases suspected by the Bharatpur Hospital were proved detected with swine flu.

Officer at the Office, Ram KC informed that among those identified with the sickness, 68 are from Chitwan and others from Nawalparasi, Tanahu Rupandehi, Gorkha and Parsa.

The sample test was all the while undergoing, and the result of 106 is yet to receive.

Among the number mentioned above, 41 are women and 37 the men.

With the sudden ascent of the swine flu patients, the DPHO has intensified public awareness programs. It has recommended anybody with the indications of symptoms of common cold, body ache and extreme fatigue to visit hospital immediately.

Similarly, high alertness is maintained in the district with the ascent on swine influenza patients.

Medical Superintendent as Bharatpur Hospital, Dr Bijay Poudel, said the patients detected with swine flu have returned home after treatment.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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