Kathmandu metropolis bans sale of street foods to stem cholera spread

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Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has banned the sale of street foods. The KMC has stated that it has taken this step to control the spread of cholera.

As the number of cholera patients has been increasing in the Kathmandu Valley recently, the sale and distribution of food items that involve using water have been banned. The KMC has warned of action against those who disobey the order.

Chief of the Health Department of the metropolis, Balram Tripathi, shared that the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has been requested to check the level of food hygiene in hotels and restaurants.

Likewise, the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited has been requested to look into the condition of the water pipeline and sewerage system.