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Rupandehi is on high alert for Omicron.

High levels of vigilance have been implemented along the border of the Rupendehi district in order to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ variant. According to Assistant District Officer Bishwaraj Marasini, the decision was reached during a meeting of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (DCCMC), which was presided over by Chief District Officer Rishi Tiwari.

He also stated that a letter had been written to the concerned municipality, urging them to maintain high vigilance at various checkpoints, particularly at the Belahiya checkpoint, which receives the greatest amount of foot traffic. “In addition to monitoring nationals, emphasis has been placed on tightening investigations and increasing public awareness,” he explained.

Belahiya is the of entry for tourists from Nepal, India, Australia, the Netherlands, China, and other countries into Nepal. Health Office Director Rajendra Giri stated that the use of masks and sanitizers in border has been strictly enforced, and that instructions have been issued to monitor whether the has been or not, as well as to conduct a “rapid antigen test” if it is suspected that an outbreak is taking place.

It has been prioritized to restore public while also targeting foreign tourists, according to him, who also stated that two doses of have been to those over the age of 18 in Butwal sub- municipality, Tilottama and Devdaha municipalities, and the Omastiya and Rohini villages, among other places.

He stated that two doses of would be in 11 additional municipalities throughout the district beginning today. The treatment of citizens who are found in the border area will be coordinated with the Public Health Laboratory and the National Laboratory if they test for the antigen found there.

The Health Organization has identified Omicron as a that should be taken into consideration (WHO). So far, 558 deaths have been reported from Kovid-19 in the district, according to the district’s coroner’s office.

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