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Schools with infected students, staff asked to close for a week

Kathmandu Metropolitan City has issued directive to all schools to operate classes implementing health protocols regulated by the Ministry of Health and Population.


Nepalnews
2021 Apr 16, 15:59, Kathmandu
File - A view of the entrance gate of Kathmandu Metropolitan City office in Baghdurbar, Kathmandu, on February 17, 2019. Photo courtesy: Janak Bhatta via Wikimedia Commons
Kathmandu Metropolitan City has issued directive to all schools to operate classes implementing health protocols regulated by the Ministry of Health and Population.
Issuing a statement, the metropolis has ordered to close the school if any of the students, teachers or other staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The school will have to be closed for at least a week until further notice, and find an alternative way to operate classes.
Other schools have been ordered to operate following safety measures like social distancing, compulsory use of mask, regular washing of hands and use of sanitiser on the basis of mutual understanding and cooperation with the guardians.
The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Tuesday predicted that Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally could surpass the 600,000 mark with a daily rise of more than 11,000 by the next three months.
The government is said to be preparing to close the educational institutions despite the stakeholders' and school teachers' appeal to the government not to close schools under the pretext of staving off the transmission of COVID-19 infection.

Over the past few days, Nepal has witnessed a surge of coronavirus cases on daily basis. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Thursday reported 490 new cases of coronavirus infection in Nepal. The addition of new cases has taken the country's COVID-19 tally to 282, 054.
Nepalganj Sub-metropolis has closed all educational institutions for a week in view of increasing cases of coronavirus infection. At least 49 persons infected with coronavirus infection were said to be in critical condition at Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj. 

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