KAVREPALANCHOWK, August 15: As coronavirus infection continues to rise in the past few weeks, two government offices in Kavrepalanchok, which often draw huge crowd of service seekers, have decided to provide their services for three days a week to people hailing from designated municipalities in the district.
The District Administration Office and District Land Revenue Office, however, have said that they would make their services available to those hailing from rural municipalities in the district on all work days. The new arrangements to reduce the crowd of people in view of the growing number of COVID-19 will come into effect from today.
The two offices have announced plans to provide services to people from Dhulikhel, Panchkhal and Panauti municipalities on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, while those hailing from Banepa, Mandan Deupur and Namobuddha municipalities will receive their services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice. Chief District Officer Shivaram Pokharel shared that the service is available every day for the rural municipality.
Similarly, the District Land Revenue Office, Dhulikhel, has stated that the service will be provided as per the new arrangement made from today. Until further notice, the two offices would provide services to Banepa and Namobuddha on Sunday and Wednesday, Dhulikhel and Mandan Deupur on Monday and Thursday, and Panchkhal and Panauti on Tuesday and Friday. In the case of those coming from rural municipalities in the district, the services would be made available on each working day.
Meanwhile, the daily infection rate in Kavrepalanchok has seen a sharp spike in the last few days. According to the District COVID-19 Infection Control, Prevention and Treatment Center, there are currently 643 active cases of COVID-19 in the district.
Although the number of deaths due to infection in the district dropped to zero last month, the number of deaths is increasing in August. Of the 13,539 people infected with COVID-19 in the district, 182 have died so far. Among the dead, 137 corona infections are of the second wave.
It is said that the inflow of COVID-19 patients is increasing in hospitals in the district. Currently, the highest number of infected people in the district is 163 in Banepa followed by 120 in Dhulikhel, 81 in Panchkhal, 104 in Panauti, 91 in Namobuddha, 45 in Mandan Deupur and 14 in Roshi, two in Chauri Deurali, eight in Temal, five in Bhumlu, five in Bethanchowk, three in Khanikhola and one in Mahabhar.