Health ministry urges not to organize any gatherings, rallies and seminars as threats of COVID-19 grows

Published On: March 21, 2021 07:20 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, March 21: Amid growing threat of possible spread of COVID-19 cases after the sharp spike in the cases of this viral disease in different countries including the southern neighbor India, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged all people to exercise necessary precautionary measures to help prevent fresh wave of this global pandemic. 

Issuing a statement on Sunday, the MoHP Spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam appealed to all people not to hold any public events such as assemblies, gatherings, meetings and seminars to prevent further spread of the COVID-19.

Dr Gautam also urged people to wear face masks and frequently use hand sanitizers and follow all health protocols issued earlier by the ministry. 

India, with which Nepal shares its open border in the south, east and the west,  reported 43,846 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, with its richest state Maharashtra again accounting for about 60% of the total infections across the country. As the cross-border movement between the two countries remains unabated, there are fears that Nepal could see a fresh wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

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