Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has warned of possible lockdown in the coming days if COVID-19 cases surge in the country.
While addressing the nation on the occasion of the Nepali New Year, KP Sharma Oli requested the people to follow COVID-19 protocols as second wave infections are increasing in the country.
“We should be protected from COVID-19; the COVID protocols and measures introduced by the Government should be followed and defend own self as well as others. If followed, we can keep our daily activities moving. There is a rumour that the government is planning to impose lockdown very soon; the government doesn’t want to impose lockdown but we should take reference of other countries, mainly in Europe – the developed ones had to impose lockdown with the surge in cases in order to get protected from the first and second wave of infection. We want other measures to be adopted from now so that we don’t have to impose lockdown through our awareness and keep the condition under our control,” Prime Minister Oli said.
Cases of COVID-19 have been increasing in recent days in Nepal by about 100 each day. Till Wednesday morning a total of 2,321,670 tests using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method had been carried out.