Surveillance upped in Birgunj border point as India reports cases of Omicron variant

Published On: December 3, 2021 10:41 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRGUNJ, Dec 3: As India recorded the cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19, officials have increased surveillance in the Birgunj border point along the Nepal-India border area.

Chief District Officer (CDO) of Parsa Umesh Kumar Dhakal said that necessary preparations have been taken from District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center after a few cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 was reported in India. 

It is said that the administration is preparing an action plan to take precautions considering that the new variant of COVID-19 could enter Nepal too. 

Officials are working to prepare necessary plans as Parsa district remains at high risk of a new variant of the COVID-19 as there is an open border regime between the two countries that allows people to freely make cross-border movement.


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