Government urges people to follow health protocols citing rising infection rate in India – myRepublica
KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has called for health precautions, saying the number of COVID-19 infections is on the rise again in neighboring India.
The government made the announcement following the rise in the number of coronavirus infections in India. According to Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari, the government has urged people to take health precautions saying that coronavirus infection may increase in Nepal as the rate of Virus infection has recently increased in India. He said the health ministry had asked hospitals and doctors to start preparations to check the infection rate.
Dr Adhikari said the general public has stopped following health protocols as the infection rate has come down over the past two months. He stressed that health standards had to be respected again. He also said that the government has started working to reduce corona infection by adhering to public health standards and focusing on vaccinating those who have not yet received COVID-19 vaccines.
He stressed that the health protocols adopted in the past must be followed and that vaccination against COVID-19 must be continued in order to prevent the spread of the virus. He said the virus risk can be reduced if timely precautions are taken.