‘Limit festival celebrations within the families’: Hari Bansha Acharya

Published On: October 17, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana  | @aesmriti

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Hari Bansha Acharya, celebrity, writer and comedian, has urged all the people to limit  the Dashain celebration activities within their respective families. He is currently in home isolation for the past 13 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He has been continuously taking medicines and exercising during this period.  

Both Acharya and his wife had tested positive for the virus on October 5. Acharya has already made the decision of not visiting any of his relatives during this year’s Dashain celebration and Tika, even if he and his wife recover from COVID-19 by then.

“We should not underestimate the novel coronavirus disease. I have already urged my relatives not to visit my family this Dashain,” shared Acharya.

He has also requested all Nepali people to limit this year’s Dashain celebration within their own family and remain safe.

While most of the European and Western countries are battling the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal is currently witnessing an alarming outbreak.

Despite over four months’ lockdown, in the first and second phases, the government has been unable to curb the further spread of COVID-19. Kathmandu Valley, the federal capital of the country is turning into a new hotspot of COVID-19 which is witnessing more than 50 percent of total cases recorded daily across the country.

As the country is observing two of the biggest celebrations, Dashain and Tihar, transmission of COVID-19, already at an alarming rate, is feared to explode further as people visit their relatives and move from one place to another in huge humber during the festivals.

The government has already urged the general public to stay where they are and celebrate the festivals.


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