President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged everyone to follow public health related safety protocols against coronavirus infection, issued by the government, more strictly.

With a rapid rise in daily infections in the past week, following safety measures such as limiting outdoor exposure, washing hands, using masks, among others, have become important.

President Bhandari shared that government's effective response strategy and the civic patience had almost controlled the rate of Covid-19 transmission, however, the infection risk has yet again escalated.

Nepal's total active cases stand at 5,545 at present while as many as 3,075 people have died due to the disease.