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File - Health officials administer booster dose of Covid-19 vaccines as government starts campaign on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

Sudurpashchim has 'zero stock' of Covid-19 vaccines as booster campaign unrolls

Nepal government had recently announced the launch of Covid-19 booster jab campaign beginning Sunday, in an attempt to curb the supposed third-wave of the pandemic that has led to a surge in reported infections across the country. However, Sudurpashchim Province is grappling with 'zero stock' of vaccines amid the booster campaign that has raised a question regarding the federal government's haphazard announcement.
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No light years' wait

Ah, traffic lights! They have such a tricky job: control and ensure a free flow of traffic at the city’s boisterous intersections – life would be an ordeal if the countryside, or ridges of green hills around Kathmandu had such intersections too! – so that a rickshaw does not bump into a bicycle, which, in turn, would upset a greengrocer’s apple cart, a rundown truck does not plow into a traffic island, or worse still, swarming bikes do not crash into each other and get the paramedic’s ambulance stuck in the gridlock.
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