Kathmandu, January 7: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed speedy construction of holding centers in districts sharing border with India.
At a meeting of COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Center (CCMCC) held at at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Friday, he directed to construct holding centers in the border areas of Jhapa, Biratnagar, Parsa, Kapilvastu, Nepalgunj, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts immediately in view of rising coronavirus infections in the country and neighboring India.
CCMCC’s meeting discussed the alarming rise in the cases in India and its impact in Nepal.
Nepal Army briefed about the coronavirus situation and the challenges it posed while the Ministry of Health gave a presentation on the COVID-19 test and vaccination campaign during the meeting.
The meeting convened by Prime Minister Deuba was attended by Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand, Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada, Finance Minister Janardan Sharma, Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka, and Chief Secretary, among others.
PM Deuba, who is also the coordinator of CCMCC, expressed commitment that he would not allow budget to fall short to intensify vaccination campaigns and erecting holding centers.