Health ministry warns of third wave of COVID-19 as cases rise once again in Nepal

Published On: July 22, 2021 04:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 22: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has warned the general public to adopt COVID-19 safety protocols as the number of new cases of COVID-19 is rising alarmingly once again.

Issuing a press statement on Thursday, the health ministry said that Nepal is likely to witness a third wave of COVID-19 as the number of new cases are rising sharply.

According to the ministry, Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Kaski, Rupandehi and Kailali are among the districts with more than 500 active cases of COVID-19 each. Likewise, there are more than 26 districts with more than 200 active cases each. “The number of these districts has risen in recent days. All the authorities concerned should stand together and prevent the spread of COVID-19,” further reads the statement.

Similarly, the health ministry has urged hospitals and other health institutions to stay ready and equipped.


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