Nepal COVID-19 protocol revised: masks now voluntary

Published On: June 3, 2023 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has now made wearing of masks voluntary, with a steady decline in the number of COVID-19 infections.

Issuing a notice on Friday, Senior Public Health Administrator of the Ministry, Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, said the health protocol related to COVID-19 has been revised considering the rate of infection and the use of masks has been made voluntary. Prior to this, the use of masks was mandatory as per the health protocol.

The MoHP also said with low infection rate testing for COVID-19 and proof of vaccination is no longer a requirement for national and international travelers. International travelers are no longer required to show vaccination cards and negative test results of COVID-19 at the international transits.

Meanwhile, MoHP has said that COVID-19 patients will continue to be regularly monitored and the suspected travelers who are vulnerable will be screened. The MoHP has extended gratitude for the support from the national and international level for the prevention, control and management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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