KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The central committee meeting of the CPN (Maoist Centre) has been postponed till January 22 after some staffers working in the party's central office and some party leaders contracted COVID-19.
The central committee formed after the party's recently-held general convention was going to convene on January 9 to pick 15 officer-bearers as per the party statute.
According to the party office Chief Secretary Shree Ram Dhakal, some leaders and five office employees tested positive for COVID-19 following which the meeting was postponed.
Party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has also restrained meetings in wake of the party office staffers contracting the flu-like infection, he shared.
The eighth general convention that concluded on January 2 elected 237 members while the central committee had elected leader Dahal as the party chair unopposed.