Govt requests to close night businesses after 9 pm

Kathmandu: The government has urged night businesses and restaurants to close after 9 pm. The Ministry of Health and Population has called for a strict closure of night businesses, citing violations of public health standards for corona infection control and the growing rate of UK variants of corona.

Co-spokesperson of the Ministry Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari issued a notice on Wednesday urging all the district administration offices to make the use of masks outside the house and in public places mandatory.

The ministry has also urged the concerned health offices and local levels to increase contact tracing to identify corona infections and increase antigen and PCR tests as required for case investigation.

Similarly, the ministry has urged the concerned agencies to tighten the traffic in those places if more than 500 people are found infected in big cities and more than 100 in small towns.

The ministry has requested to tighten the quarantine rules and the number of members of various teams or visiting teams coming from abroad.

The ministry has urged the educational institutions to be on high alert as corona infection is on the rise in the school going age group in big cities including Kathmandu and Pokhara.

It has urged to take high health security precautions in shopping malls, cinema halls, dance halls, health clubs, swimming pools, party palaces, temples and other crowded places.