COVID-19 risk looms larger in Kathmandu Valley

Khabarhub

July 31, 2020

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COVID-19 risk looms larger in Kathmandu Valley
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KATHMANDU: The COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Kathmandu Valley after the lockdown is lifted.

It has prompted one and all to take precautionary measures against the deadly infection.

In a virtual discussion organized by Working Women Journalists (WWJ) here Friday, Chief of Community Medicine at Kathmandu Medical College’s (KMC) Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi stressed the need to observe precautions against this flu-like infection.

Dr. Joshi suggested, “We ought to take safety measures ourselves to stay away from the COVID-19. It is essential to wear face masks, wash hands with soaps and sanitizers having 70 percent alcohol.” He also urged all to maintain social distance (at least one meter of distance), stay in a ventilated place and take preventive measures.

He further shared that among 400 tests conducted on staffers and health workers in the KMC after a new mother was tested positive, none of the staffers and health workers had contracted the virus.

According to him, psychosocial counseling to the COVID-19 patients is important because there is no vaccine nor any medicine manufactured yet against the COVID-19.

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