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Amid looming Covid surge masking and booster shots advised in Nepal

Amid the risk of a new surge of coronavirus cases in Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population has directed agencies concerned to step up surveillance measures.

After the recent positive tests found in a passenger travelling from United Arab Emirate the government had stepped up surveillance at the airport.

But what concerns public health experts more is China’s recent move to open its borders to Nepal after two and a half years, just when the spread of coronavirus there started getting out of control.

India too has recorded a marginal rise in the total number of new cases in recent days. The country may see a surge in cases in the next 40 days, according to media reports.

Experts in Nepal said that the rise in new cases in India is a matter of concern given the uninterrupted cross-border movement between the countries.


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