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Parliamentary committee directs government to check people’s movement along Nepal-India border points to avoid spread of Omicron variant in Nepal

Radio Nepal 5 Dec, 2021 8:18 pm

The Education and Health Committee of the federal parliament has directed the government to check people’s movement along Nepal-India border points to avoid the spread of Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Nepal.

A meeting of the committee held at Singhadarbar on Sunday also instructed the government to allow only fully vaccinated people with PCR report to enter Nepal. 

Pointing out the possibility of spread of Omicron variant due to the open border with India, Committee President Jaya Puri Gharti asked the government to adopt every possible measures to stop the spread of the variant in Nepal.

On the occasion, Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada said the government would leave no stone unturned to stop the entry of Omicron variant in Nepal.

The Health Minister further informed that the government had increased the vaccine supplies to local vaccination centres across the country to ensure every citizen’s access to the vaccines.

Minister Khatiwada informed that a vaccination drive would be launched by the 15th of December to vaccinate all the remaining target groups including students and the senior citizens against Covid-19.

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