KATHMANDU, March 31: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged chief district officers (CDOs) across the country to restrict all kinds of mass gatherings in view of the rising cases of COVID-19.
At a virtual media briefing organized on Tuesday to provide the national update on the country's COVID-19, Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said that the ministry has urged CDOs across the country to restrict all kinds of mass gatherings in view of the rising cases of COVID-19 in line with the Infectious Disease Act.
"As the country has witnessed a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in recent days, all kinds of gatherings, conferences and marches that draw large crowds should be prohibited. Accordingly, we have asked the CDOs to take the necessary initiatives in line with the Infectious Disease Act," Gautam said.
According to Spokesperson Gautam, Nepal recorded 162 new cases of COVID-19 in the past one day.
Sixty-seven new cases of the coronavirus were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley in the past one day. Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts saw 50, 13 and four new cases of the coronavirus, respectively.
There are currently 493 active cases of the coronavirus in the country, according to Spokesperson Gautam.