Rautahat, 18 February: The second phase of vaccination campaign against COVID-19 started in Rautahat.
The second phase of vaccination campaign started in the district after the Government of India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal. Covishield is a locally-produced vaccine against coronavirus produced by Serum Institute of India. In the second phase, vaccines are being administered to journalists, security personnel deployed on the border and civil servants, besides health workers, ambulance drivers, and sanitation staff, who missed it in the first phase. "All mediapersons affiliated to Federation of Nepali Journalists and Nepal Photo Journalists Federation and working journalists who aren't affiliated to these organisations, but are involved in journalism have been inoculated," District Public Health Office Vaccination Department Chief Anil Karna said.