Published On: December 7, 2021 06:11 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
BUTWAL, Dec 7: High alert has been adopted at the bordering areas of Rupandehi district to stem the infection of 'Omicron', a new variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
A meeting of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee held under the chairmanship of Chief District Officer Rishiram Tiwari took a decision to this effect, said Assistant Chief District Officer, Bishwa Raj Marasini.
He added that a circular has been issued to the local units concerned to adopt high vigilance at different bordering areas including at the Belahiya border point.
The local units have been asked to keep foreign nationals under surveillance as well as to pay attention to spreading awareness on this issue.
Tourists from different countries including India, Australia, the Netherlands and China enter Nepal via the Behaliya check point.
Chief of Health Office, Rajendra Giri, shared that they have urged the people to use masks and sanitizers strictly at the bordering areas, to monitor whether or not they have received the full dose of vaccines against COVID-19 and to perform rapid tests if there is doubt.
The World Health Organization has categorized Omicron in the list of 'variants of concern'.
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