Kathmandu: Ministry of Health and Population Thursday said that the area will be locked down if it is found infected with the Coronavirus epidemic in the country.
The Health ministry spokesperson Bikash Devkota informed that the government plans to put any pocket area affected by COVID-19 under a lockdown, reported online media quoting Devkota as saying. The media report further said that the Nepal government is preparing for well equipped and skilled manpower to grapple with the deadly Coronavirus epidemic.
Nepal government has already deputed the skilled medical teams to cope up with the outbreak of COVID-19 at 43 border points in the country added the media report on Thursday.
The government has also urged all foreigners including non-residential Nepalis entering Nepal during this critical time to undergo self-quarantine for at least 14 days from the date of their arrival in Nepal.
The government has also called upon the public not to organize any assemblies, weddings, festivities and public events. The lethal epidemic Coronavirus known as COVID-19 which spread from mainland China has already claimed the lives of over 4,984 people globally with maximum deaths in China only and around 134,800 people (in more than 120 countries) being infected around the world by now.
COVID-19 has insidiously affected tourism worldwide, including Nepal. Nepal continues to scramble for preventive measures with limited resources. According to Nepali authorities, six patients suspected of Coronavirus are in isolation wards in hospitals.
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