Nepal’s Health Ministry reminds people to follow health protocols as Covid-19 cases surge in India

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Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all to follow the health safety protocols.

Ministry spokesperson Dr Sangeeta Kaushal Mishra through a press release on Thursday urged the people to strictly abide by the public health safety guidelines in view of the risk of coronavirus infection in the country following an increase in the number of cases in India.

“The Ministry requests one and all to follow the health safety protocols and make others do the same by becoming sensitive and responsible for the prevention and control of the coronavirus infection as its risk is still prevalent in the present context of the increasing trend of Covid-19 in the neighboring countries including in India in the last some days,” the press release states.

Nepal shares an open border. During earlier Covid-19 waves, cases have increased in Nepal with the surge in cases in India. India on Wednesday reported 2,067 new Covid cases, a 65 percent rise from Tuesday.

The Health Ministry stated that although the infection in numerical terms seems to have somewhat decreased, the risk of the pandemic is still there.

The Ministry has also urged those who have completed three months since vaccination to also get the booster dose. It has also called on everyone to take a full dose of vaccination, encourage others to take the vaccine and support the ongoing vaccination campaign.

Number of infection cases below 15 until April 20