Health-workers deployed in border points to raise awareness regarding the possibility of a second wave


With coronavirus cases surging in India in recent days, Sudurpaschim province has ordered mandatory antigen testing for those entering the country via various Nepal-India border points in the province.

The movement of Nepali migrant workers in various border points throughout the province has been increasing with the upcoming Nepali New Year and Bishu Festival.

A large number of people conduct cross border movement on a daily basis via major border points including Gaddachauki border point in Kanchanpur, Trinagar Bhansar border point in Kailali, Khakraula border point in Tikapur, Julaghat border point in Baitadi.

Keeping in mind the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus in the province, the Ministry of Social Development has ordered the Health directorate to conduct mandatory testing of the people entering the country, informed the ministry.

"Relevant authorities have been ordered to conduct mandatory coronavirus testing via antigen method in all Nepal-India border point in the province," informed Narendra Karki, Spokesperson at the ministry.

Similarly, the concerned authorities have also been asked to prepare isolation wards for the Covid-19 positives, Karki added.

"We have also urged all those returning to the country to stay in 10-day mandatory self-quarantine," Karki informed.

Meanwhile, Nripa Bhadur Odd, Chief of Dhangadi Sub-Metropolitan City said that health workers have been deployed in the border points to raise awareness regarding the second wave of coronavirus.

India on Sunday reported 43,846 the worst single-day increase in the last four months.

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