Kathmandu. The government has imposed a ban on coronavirus infections. The Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination Center (CCMCC) has decided to make vaccination card compulsory in public places from the time the school is closed till January 30.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, corona virus infection was confirmed in 1167 people on Sunday alone. The number of infected people is increasing especially in the Kathmandu Valley as well as at the border checkpoints. On average, the transition rate across the country has reached 9.5 percent. With the Delta variant still in place and the Omicron variant reaching the community, public health experts warn that the infection will increase in the next month.
The CCMCC has decided to close basic and secondary schools till January 30 as the corona infection has increased.
It has also requested the schools to give winter leave till January 3 and parents not to send their children to school.
It has also urged students between the ages of 12 and 17 and teachers, staff and parents above the age of 18 to be vaccinated even when the school is closed.
As per the decision of CCMCC, the pre-scheduled semester and annual examinations will not be stopped. However, following the standards in public health, the examination will have to be done on a day-to-day basis.