Ministry of Health and Population. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has denied the plan to enforce the lockdown instantly and said that the decision on lockdown will be taken considering the pandemic-spread trend in the country.
Speaking at the regular COVID-19 update organized by the Ministry, on Wednesday, Joint-Spokesperson Dr. Samir Adhikari said that the decision on lockdown will be taken considering the coronavirus-spread trend.
“The government will take action based on the situation, the pandemic spread trend in the country,” Dr. Adhikari said, “If the infection situation worsens, the government will tighten the implementation of public health standards, but if they do not suffice then lockdown might be enforced.”
Nepal recorded a total of 145 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the coronavirus tally reached 2, 76,389 in the country as of Wednesday afternoon.
Likewise, the Ministry shared that the country has currently 1,182 active cases of the virus.
In the past 24 hours, altogether 90 have recovered from the coronavirus infection in the country. So far, 2, 72,187 people have recovered from the coronavirus infection in the country.
Similarly, one more person succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total death tally to 3,020.