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Nepal Takes Drastic Measures to ‘Stop’ Coronavirus Spread

Coronavirus has spread to more than 70 countries outside China
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Nepal Takes Drastic Measures to ‘Stop’ Coronavirus Spread

The Nepali Government has started implementing drastic policies in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus to the nation, after the WHO said that Nepal is at high risk of the new virus.

Even though there have been no coronavirus cases so far, Nepal lacks the minimum healthcare facilities and procedures to combat the coronavirus infection if it enters the nation.

So, the Supreme Court (SC) issued an interim order to the Nepali government to take necessary steps to restrict the entry of coronavirus to the country.

Nepal Supreme Court

Here are the Measures taken by Nepal against Coronavirus

  • No ‘on-arrival visas’ for citizens of 5 countries including China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy
  • Postponed the first-ever Sagarmatha Sambaad
  • Stopped promotions of ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign
  • Health screening of visitors from India arriving through land routes
  • Cancelled the distribution of visitor passes at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
  • Passengers and visitors at TIA must wear masks
  • Temporary restriction of Nepalis leaving for South Korea through EPS
  • Advised citizens to postpone foreign trips for study, employment or tourism
  • Requested Hospitals to manage isolation wards
  • Continuation of Kharipati quarantine centre
  • Issued travel advisory to foreign-bound Nepalis
  • Plans to set up isolation ward at TIA

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Likewise, the SC has ordered the government to suspend flights to and from coronavirus-hit countries including China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy.

The Nepali Government has requested educational institutes to not organize annual celebrations, gatherings, sports events and parents meet, among others.

It advised the school management to complete the annual examinations for all the classes except 10th Grade by March 18, 2020. The board examination for Grade 10 has already been scheduled from March 19, 2020.

Moreover, the government has suspended issuing labor permit of foreign employment and cancelled issuing No Objection Letter (NOC) to the students going for abroad studies.


Coronavirus has spread to more than 70 countries outside China including Italy, Iran, the U.S., the U.K., France, Spain and India, among others.

So far, China, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, reported 2,943 death cases and 80,174 infection cases.

Coronavirus Cases

Whereas, the countries outside China reported 152 death cases and 10,372 infection cases.


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