Nepal govt issue new protocols to prevent covid-19 infection

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Kathmandu: The government has issued various orders to reduce the risk of corona infection.

The cabinet meeting held on Monday, has issued the order as per Section (2) of the Infectious Diseases Act, 2020, said Government Spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Parbat Gurung.

The government has set up Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts, municipalities, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Bharatpur and Pokhara metropolitan cities, Itahari, Dharan, Janakpur, Hetauda, ​​Butwal, Ghorahi, Tulsipur, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan cities, Mechi Nagar, Virtamod, Damak, Rajbiraj, Banepa.

An order has been issued to the educational institutions, schools, institutes, training centers in Dhulikhel, Siddharthnagar, Birendranagar and Bhimdattanagar municipalities to operate online and alternative teaching and learning methods without being physically present till mid-May this year.

Pre-determined school and college examinations and all kinds of experimental examinations in medical education will be conducted in compliance with public health standards. Cinema halls, party palaces, rehearsals, dance clubs, health clubs, gym meals, swimming pools, futsal, public meetings, processions, markets, stadiums, games and crowds have also been closed till mid-May.

Religious places including monasteries, mosques, monasteries and churches should be allowed to perform daily worship, meditation and prayers only till mid-April in compliance with public health norms, not more than 25 people at a time. No more than 25 people will be allowed to participate in religious and traditional programs including fairs, processions, festivals, weddings, religious ceremonies and malami.

When using the party palace for marriage or fasting, prior approval of the local administration is required, while conducting meetings, conferences, seminars, trainings and other activities, it has to be done through virtual means.

Public transport should not have more passengers than the seat capacity, passengers should be required to wear a mask, sanitizer should be provided at the door and inside the vehicle, driver and driver should wear a mask, and the vehicle should be disinfected daily.

Minister Gurung informed that mandatory mask, airplane and bag should be sanitized for the pilots and passengers of the aircraft, sanitizer should be made mandatory in the office and shop, if any person does not wear the mask, the manager should provide the mask for a maximum of Rs 10.

Similarly, hotels and restaurants should provide services from 8 am to 8 pm following health standards, home delivery should be done at other times, hotels and restaurants operating on national highways should follow public health standards and make arrangements to avoid congestion, Nepal Rastra Bank should make arrangements to implement electronic payment system. Regularly operating health institutions shall be operated in compliance with health standards.