Nepal To Make ‘Vaccination Cards’ Mendatory For Entry Into Public Places Amid Surge In COVID Cases

Nepal on Sunday reported 841 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 832,589.

Updated: January 10, 2022 12:19 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Sanstuti Nath

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Kathmandu: Amid the rapid surge in coronavirus cases across the globe, the Nepal government has decided to make ‘vaccination cards’– the proof of COVID-19 inoculation, mandatory for entry into public spaces such as government offices, hotels, cinema halls, among other places from January 17, said Sunita Nepal, Spokesperson, COVID Crisis Management Center.

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Nepal on Sunday reported 841 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 832,589, according to The Kathmandu Post. The countrywide death toll has reached 11,604, while the number of active cases stands at 6,755. According to country’s health ministry, 814,230 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 224 of them in the last 24 hours.

The country is also witnessing a sudden rise in Omicron cases. According to The Kathmandu Post, on Friday, the Nepal’s Health Ministry confirmed 24 new Omicron cases. Earlier in December, three Omicron cases had been reported.

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Published Date: January 9, 2022 7:47 PM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 12:19 AM IST