No risk of corona virus in Nepal: Minister Bhattarai
01 Feb, 2020
Kathmandu, Feb 1 : Government of Nepal has clarified that there was no risk of novel corona virus in Nepal. Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai said that though Nepal was adopting high alert measures, there was no such threat in the country. In an interaction with concerned bodies here today, Minister Bhattarai said all possible measures were adopted to prevent the risk. "Such measures have been adopted and health desks were established at the Tribhuvan International Airport and border adjoining China," he said. The government has daily held discussions with concerned bodies to prevent the risk after the corona virus outbreak in neighbouring China. A high level inter-ministry committee has been formed under the chair of Health Minister to monitor the corona virus risk. Meanwhile, a high level discussion was held in the presence of Prime Minister on January 28 on the possible risk in the context of Visit Nepal Year 2020.