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Minister Shrestha urges all to follow health protocols

All institutions directed to run virtually

2021 Apr 26, 20:45, Chitwan
Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha addressing an inaugural session at Umadevi temple in Balkhu, Kathmandu, on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Photo: RSS

Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha has said it was not the government's intention to close academic institutions amid COVID-19.

However, all educational institutions have been directed to switch to virtual classes amid the infection, said the Minister who arrived here in course of attending the convocation ceremony of the Agriculture and Forestry University scheduled for Tuesday.

On the same occasion, he informed that the convocation ceremony would be taking place virtually and only a brief programme had been planned just for formalities.

As he said the government was not in favour of issuing a lockdown order immediately, urging everyone to strictly follow the health protocols against the virus. But the possibility of lockdown could not be ignored if the situation got worse, he added.

The Minister took time to insist on civic awareness on the COVID-19 crisis. '' There is no alternative to collective efforts to face the challenge,'' he asserted urging people not to be panic over the existing situation and stay strong and safe to fight against the virus.


Minister for Education Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha academic institution closed convocation ceremony lockdown order
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