Schools to reopen from Jan 30 to Feb 3 to vaccinate students

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Nepal government and concerned stakeholders have decided to reopen schools from Jan 30 to Feb 3 to administer COVID vaccines to students.

Pradip Koirala, Chief of the Home Ministry’s Disaster Management Division, stated that the decision was made to implement various recommendations of the COVID19 Crisis Management Coordination Center (CCMCC) to effectively contain the spread of COVID19.

Stakeholders also talked about giving the target group a booster dose of Covid-19.

On Tuesday, a meeting of government officials and stakeholders was held at the Ministry of Home Affairs under the chairmanship of Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand to discuss the vaccination drive and containing the third wave of pandemics.

Vaccination cards are now required in public places, according to the CCMCC, as of January 21.

Similarly, the meeting decided to hold university-level exams while adhering to strict health security measures.

The meeting also established a separate location for infected students to take the exams. In this regard, the Education Ministry will issue a circular to universities.

The meeting also included a provision for displaying a vaccine card when booking an airline ticket. Those who purchase airline tickets online must also provide a vaccination card to the airline ticketing agents. Schools

Similarly, the meeting urged the relevant authorities to halt the issuance of national identity cards and e-passports for the time being, unless the cases are of a critical nature. Schools

The meeting also decided to arrange for general public vaccinations at Nepal Police and Armed Police hospitals. The meeting also agreed to conduct antigen testing at Nepalese border crossing points and to manage vaccination for the unvaccinated, including foreign visitors to Nepal. Schools

Home Minister Khand stated that the government was committed to preventing and controlling the pandemic. Home Minister Khan instructed everyone to work carefully, stating that it is the government’s responsibility to save citizens from COVID.