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Nepal imposes new restrictions amid spike in coronavirus cases

Nepal on Sunday imposed new restrictions due to the rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the country, with restaurants, bars and entertainment venues closed. Such as gyms or cinemas until next January 29. The Nepalese government has decided to close the entertainment venues for two weeks after the cabinet meeting, as announced Government spokesperson, Gyanendra Bahadur Karaki, who clarified that the meetings should now be held by default.

However, it has been clarified The government will be able to call important meetings with a maximum of 25 participants with negative coronavirus testsFrom January 21, residents will be able to enter public places such as hotels or restaurants that offer vaccination cards with full instructions.

The Deputy Secretary of the Nepali Ministry of Interior, Fanindra Mani Pokhrel, explained thatColleges, universities and other educational centers must teach by default, While a maximum of 25 people are allowed in malls, “the owners or managers will be responsible for maintaining health security protocols among their customers.” What is more, Religious or cultural events considered essential, such as a wedding or a ceremony of coming of age, can be held with a maximum of 50 people, According to government order.

National airlines will also be obligated to perform antigen testing on their passengers and the airline will have to bear the cost of the test, according to the government. This decision This came after the Himalayan country reported that this had happened in the past 24 hours 4,961 new cases of COVID-19, a rapid increase if one takes into account that just two weeks ago the country reported only 213 daily infections. (F)

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