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KATHMANDU: A week-long free mask distribution and public awareness program has been launched under the joint initiative of Metropolitan Police Circle, Thankot and Thankot Jaycees.
Manoj Kumar Shrestha, Inspector of Police, Metropolitan Police Circle, Thankot, said that the campaign was launched to protect the general public from the increasing number of Omicron variant infections in the country.
Yogiraj Adhikari, National Vice President of Nepal Jaycees, said that Jaycees has been working in collaboration with various organizations to make the general public healthy in the spirit of social responsibility.
One thousand masks were distributed to the drivers, co-drivers, passengers and pedestrians entering the Kathmandu Valley from outside.
The distribution will be conducted in Thankot, Nagdhunga, Gurjudhara, Naikap, Dahchok, Tinthan and other areas, according to Thankot Police.