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Trade to continue from Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani border points



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By Deepak Shrestha, Kathmandu, Mar. 25: The meeting of High Level Coordination Committee to prevent and control spread of COVID-19 held on Thursday decided to resume export and import of goods from Rasuwagadi and Tatopani border points.

All necessary health protocols will be strictly followed in this regard.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Finance will carry out necessary coordination relating to the export and import of goods.

The meeting also decided about airlifting the foreigners stranded in various parts of Nepal and sending them to their respective countries.

The foreigners will be kept in quarantine in hotels nearby the airport until their flight back to their homeland is managed.

The meeting also directed local levels to record the Nepalis who had returned from India and other countries. The local levels also need to keep records of the health status of returnees daily. If a symptom of COVID-19 is traced in any of the returnees, the local health coordinator should report the health status of such returnee to the Chief District Officer (CDO) on daily basis.

The CDO should then send the report to the Health Emergency Operation Center.

Likewise, the meeting also instructed the state and local level governments to operate quarantines in their respective areas.

Also, the meeting decided to waive customs tariff on induction heaters and electricity charges to promote use of induction heaters.

 

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