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गृहपृष्ठNepalSchools in Humla closed again due to COVID fear 

Schools in Humla closed again due to COVID fear 


HUMLA – A meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee held Wednesday has decided to close all schools in Humla today onwards until further notice.  Likewise, the arrival of newcomers to the district has been restricted while security checks will be beefed up at major border points.

The decision comes after 56, including 51 students of Mahabauddha Secondary Schools in Namkha Rural Municipality, tested positive for the coronavirus within the past five days.

Per the decision, concerned local levels will enforce a closure or schools while the education development and coordination unit of the rural municipality will carry out its monitoring.     

Likewise, the mobility of people in Namkha and Simkot rural municipality has been halted for three days.  Similarly, the Health Service Office in Humla will be increasing the scope of Covid-19 tests and contact tracing in all seven local levels in the district.

Chief District Officer of Humla Chiranjivi Giri said that the Karnali Province will be urged to manage helicopter service to carry patients of critical health condition to state-of-the-art hospitals.  

Similarly, two additional ventilators will be requested from the Province Government as the existing two ventilators in the district have proved insufficient. As part of the preparation, each local level will manage a five-bed isolation facility and a 15-bed quarantine facility.





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