KATHMANDU: In good news in the fight against coronavirus, daily cases have now dropped to double digits.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal reported 70 new cases in the past 24 hours with 3,648 samples tested.
Coronavirus cases dropped to double digits for the first time in 1.5 months.
Meanwhile, recovered cases have exceeded active cases.
Speaking at a regular press briefing on Saturday afternoon, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said that 8,442 people have recovered after 431 were discharged in the past 24 hours.
A total of 8,239 people are undergoing treatment in isolation centers across the country.
Meanwhile, the government has appealed to one and all to abide by the public health standards to keep self and others safe from coronavirus in the context of no vaccine and medicine having been found to fight the global pandemic of this deadly virus.
Spokesperson Dr. Gautam called for preventing an alarming situation of coronavirus pandemic by abiding by the set health safety standards.
He urged for maintaining at least two meters physical distance in all types of gatherings or assemblies, for mandatorily wearing a face mask while going out of the house, for compulsorily making arrangements of hand washing facility and sanitizer at public places and at all offices and for ensuring that people have washed their hands or used sanitizer while entering the buildings or offices.