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Ban on entry to Nepal without corona test

2023 Apr 01, 13:08,

As the risk of corona infection increases, it is prohibited to enter Nepal without a mask and corona test at the border crossing with India in the Far West Province. Masks and corona tests have been made mandatory for those who are entering Nepal from India.

Hemraj Joshi, the contact person of the Sudurpaschim Province Health Directorate, informed that masks and corona tests have been made mandatory at the border crossings for the prevention and control of the corona virus. Corona infection has started to appear in Nepali citizens returning home from India. He said, "As infected people started to appear daily, we have continued the mandatory mask and corona test for those entering from the border."

According to the directorate, the health check-ups are continuing by establishing health desks at the border crossings with India in the far west of Jhulaghat, Pulghat, Jauljivi, Gaddachouki and Trinagar. In order to prevent the infection from reaching the community level, the health examination of those returning to the country at the border has been tightened.

Joshi says that since the infection is spreading rapidly in India, its effects have started to affect here as well, so all the checkpoints here have been tightened. He said, "After most of the returnees from India started showing infection, we have made it more strict in terms of prevention and control." Since the beginning of March, infection has been confirmed in 62 people who returned from India in this province.

During testing at the border, the risk of it has also increased at the community level, which is witnessing the corona infection on a daily basis. As this province is close to the cities where the infection has been reported in India, there is a high risk and it is necessary to be cautious.

As the New Year is approaching, there has been an increase in the number of people returning to the country at all the ports here. Joshi said that as the number of people returning to the country is increasing, the risk has increased, and they are allowed to come only after testing at the border and the infected have been asked to stay in home isolation in coordination with the concerned municipality.

According to Joshi, along with increasing the risk, the health checks at the border crossings have also been tightened, and the vaccination campaign has also been continued. According to the directorate, booster doses are being administered to all those above 55 years of age throughout the province. Recently, as the rate of corona infection has increased, it has also been requested to adopt health standards. According to the directorate, it is requested to follow the standards of public health to avoid corona.Indian nationals found infected were sent back

An Indian citizen who was about to enter Nepal from Jhulaghat on the border was sent back to India after the corona infection was confirmed. Yogesh Prasad Bhatt, Head of the Health Office, said that a 58-year-old man from Pithoragarh, India, who was about to come to Nepal, was sent back to India through the border after the corona virus was confirmed.

According to Chief Bhatt, the man who was coming to participate in the Tripurasundari Jatra in Dasharathchand Municipality-8 was not allowed to enter Nepal after he was found to be corona positive. He said, "Infected people are not allowed to come to Nepal because they can spread the infection to other people after participating in the Jatra."

The Health Office Baitadi has informed that the Jhulaghat crossing has also been tightened due to the corona infection among Indian citizens. After the corona infection started to appear, a rule has been made for those returning home from Zhulaghat crossing to undergo a corona test and wear a mandatory mask.

So far, 645,634 people have been tested for corona virus in Far West Province and 61,946 people have been infected. Due to the infection, 635 people have died in this province.


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