CCMC concerned over increasing cases of COVID-19 in Nepal

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The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC), in a meeting of the directinve committee shared concerns over increasing numbers of COVID-19, and fatalities in the past weeks.

Nepal, which has recently come out of a nearly three month lockdown, has been posting a high number of Covid-19 cases across several hotspots including Parsa, Bharatpur, Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Saptari, Siraha and other districts.

Cases have also been rising in Kathmandu Valley, and several areas have been sealed. The CCMC held discussions on the possibility of mass community transmission, and suggested preventive measures to contain it.

According to media reports, a meeting of the Council Ministers which is to be held on Monday, August 10, could take some concrete decisions towards it.

CCMC members urged the government to look into the growing death rates attributed to Covid-19, and possible exhaustion of medical resources as several healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19.

The members also suggested the lined ministries to add additional isolation centres in those areas where the infection rates and deaths are increasing, Secretary Guragain said.