Tuesday 16th April 2024
Tuesday 16th April 2024
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PM discusses COVID-19 situation with experts, leaders

Kathmandu- Prime Minister KP Oli held a discussion with experts, political leaders to seek their opinions whether or not to enforce lockdown amid the surge of COVID-19 cases across the country, including in Kathmandu.

The meeting is being participated by health experts, ministers, secretaries and experts in the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC).

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, and leader of the main opposition party, and Chairman of Janata Samajwadi Party Mahanta Thakur are also attending the meeting, according to PM’s press advisor Surya Thapa.

The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar is likely to make a decision whether or not the government should impose lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.

While experts are warning of a dire situation if the lockdown or other options are not adopted, the government has started consulting on whether to reimpose the lockdown or not.

It is said that experts are being consulted to prepare for additional strategies.

According to Thapa, discussions are being held with the health experts on future strategies to stem the spread of coronavirus.

“The Prime Minister is discussing with the experts on the issue of controlling coronavirus. A similar discussion was held earlier. This time too, further decisions will be made after discussing with the experts,” Thapa said.

Earlier, the Prime Minister had consulted with the health experts on easing the lockdown that was enforced for 120 days from March 24.

Lately, the infection has been increasing in Birgunj, Dhanusha and other places of Province-2 and also in Kathmandu Valley.

Nepal reported 418 fresh cases including 51 in the Valley on Monday.

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