Health Ministry recommends closing schools for at least one month

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Kathmandu: With a surge in coronavirus cases, the Ministry of Health and Population has recommended closing schools in big cities including Kathmandu Valley for at least a week.

The Ministry made the recommendation saying that the new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in school children.

“A new variant has spread among students. It is recommended to close the schools as the children are at high risk,” said Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi.

He said that the issue was discussed at the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) and the Council of Ministers.

However, no formal decision has been made.