KATHMANDU, April 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has lauded the role played by the Nepal Army in the fight against novel coronavirus. The Prime Minister said this in a message sent to the newly-commissioned officer cadets completing officer cadet basic course at the Nepali Military Academy, Kharipati, Bhaktapur. A total of 132 cadets including four foreign nationals completed the 48th batch of the course today.
BHAKTAPUR, Feb 20: The government has deployed campaigners in Kharipati of Bhaktapur district for counseling the locals about ways to deal with the possible threats of cornoavirus. The teams have been campaigning from door to door explaining the people about coronaviurs and the safety measures that one needs to adopt to avoid being infected. They are seen counseling people while distributing pamphlets, leaflets and masks in the locality where the government has quarantined Nepali students who were evacuated from China on Saturday. The government took this initiative after some locals of Kharipati reportedly abandoned their homes fearing spread of the flu.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: All the 175 Nepalis evacuated from China’s Hubei province and quarantined at Kharipati in Bhaktapur since Sunday morning have tested negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Wednesday citing initial test results.
There have been a lot of misperceptions about coronavirus, now called COVID 19: That every infected succumbs to death, that every person coming from China is necessarily a carrier of disease, that eating garlic, smearing the body with some oil or spraying alcohol around the house can help prevent infection, so on and so forth. It is some such misperceptions which led the people of Kharipati area in Bhatkapur, where quarantine facilities were set up by the government to keep the students brought to Kathmandu from Wuhan of China, to oppose the government’s decision.