Update of March 24 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 276,389 after additional 145 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on March 24, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 272,187 of the total infected have recovered. On March 24, the rate of recovery reached 98.5% along with the 90 latest recovered. According to the Ministry, 3,963 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Till now, the death toll has reached 3,020. There are 1,182 in isolation.
It has been one year since the lockdown was first implemented in Nepal due to the infection of COVID-19. The lockdown, which was imposed on March 24, 2020, was repeated several times and ended on July 22, 2020.
After the lockdown was aborted, the market and shops opened. With the end of the festive season, the educational institutions were reopened in the old form. The bustle increased everywhere. COVID’s fears started diminishing. Lately, the infection rate has been declining.
However, with the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 in various countries of the world, including India, the fear of returning back to the previous state is increasing. After the second wave of COVID-19 spread at a fast pace, the lockdown has been implemented in some parts of India.
Havoc of COVID-19: Increasing Risk of Infection!
Three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to strictly adhere to public health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur District Administration Offices have issued a statement on March 24 stating that action will be taken against those who do not wear masks in public places as per the Infectious Diseases Act, 2020 BS.
The district administrations have also requested to celebrate Holi on March 28 and 29 at home. They have also urged not to crowd public places as the risk of infection is increasing in Kathmandu Valley.
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