Health Ministry urges to abide by health protocols as cases surges

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Kathmandu: The Health Ministry has urged one and all not to form crowds in the 14 districts that are at high risk of Covid-19.

The appeal comes amidst the time the country is witnessing a rising number of coronavirus infections- with a total of 490 new cases in the past 24 hours alone.

Joint Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari issued an appeal to the people not to go to the crowded places in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kaski, Rupandehi, Chitwan, Banke, Parsa, Bhaktapur, Kailali, Morang, Dang, Surkhet, Bara and Baglung districts.

The crowded places meant schools, party palaces, shopping malls, health club, swimming pools and markets among others. “Although most of the services in these 14 districts ought to be shut down except for the essential ones, we appeal one and all not to intermingle in the crowd in these places and help prevent the spread of coronavirus,” reads the appeal.

According to Dr. Adhikari, it could be very challenging for the people in terms of the spread of Covid-19 in the upcoming days. Hence, he said, it was imperative to observe necessary health and safety protocols against the infection. Also, all the Healthcare centers have been asked to compulsorily run ‘Fever Clinic’.