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Close school if COVID-19 detected: KMC



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Kathmandu, April 16: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office has urged schools to close in case the coronavirus was detected in students, teachers or staff, and to ensure online classes.     

Issuing a press statement today, the local government has said any school can be closed for a week if the virus was detected in the school.    

Schools in normal time have been urged to strictly follow the health guidelines: observation of social/physical distancing, the use of mask and hand sanitiser and frequent washing hands with soap and water.    

There are a total of 736 schools: 91 community and 645 institutional in the Kathmandu metropolis and the total number of students enrolled here is 203,971. Among them, 158,971 are from institutional schools and the remaining study in community schools.