Nepal’s Crisis Management body issues “new guidelines” for Ministries to check Omicron spread

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Kathmandu, January 10. On  Sunday, the Nepali government’s COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has advised various ministries to join hands to effectively reduce the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The CMMC advised the Ministry of Health and Population to launch public awareness initiatives and ensure the timely import and management of required medications.

The Centre also urged the Home Ministry to work on “smart lockdown” and restrict mass gatherings in public locations. Groups of more than 25 people will not be allowed in public places.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology had been asked to direct universities and schools to conduct exams with physical distancing measures and also urge institutions for a temporary move towards online education.

The concerned authorities are requested to increase surveillance at border checkpoints. Also, Free antigen test booths will be established in travel hotspots.

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