Health Ministry urges people not to use ‘Corona Guard’

Published On: July 15, 2021 02:43 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)  has urged one and all not to use ‘corona guard’.

Issuing a notice, the ministry asked not to buy ‘corona guard’ which it said was being sold in the market claiming it would prevent, control and make the coronavirus inactive.

Joint spokesperson for the ministry, Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, requested all not to buy ‘corona guard’ which does not prevent or control the coronavirus. He said, “Such a guard, as advertised, that is claimed to make coronavirus inactive and those using this card should not wear a mask, is baseless. No such technology to control COVID-19 has been developed so far.” 

The ministry last year had urged one and all not to use ‘virus removing card’, which was also said to be used to protect from the coronavirus. 

Vaccination, use of face masks and following all the health safety protocols are the only measures to be safe from coronavirus infection, according to the ministry. 

The ministry also requested one and all to use health safety protocols as the risk of coronavirus has increased with relaxation of the prohibitory orders.


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