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All-Party meeting: All should be united to prevent spread of COVID-19


KATHMANDU: The main opposition party has suggested the government to expedite preparedness to prevent possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
At an all-party meeting called by COVID-19 Control High-Level Coordination Committee at the office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, the Nepali Congress stressed the need of adopting high alertness to prevent possible spread of COVID-19.
Sharing information about the meeting, NC leader Gagan Kumar Thapa said that they suggested the government to take steps in an integrated manner incorporating all sectors for the same.
The participants in the meeting suggested the government to make arrangement to keep those entering Nepal from coronavirus-affected countries in quarantine for at least 14 days, to improve the service of the hospitals and to make health-test of those entering Nepal via air and land route systematic, he added.
On the occasion, Minister for Health and Population, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal said that the government has given top priority to preventing spread of coronavirus infection and not to let enter the virus into the country.
Similarly, Co-Chair of Socialist Party, Rajendra Shrestha, shared that the meeting focused on how to cope with the possible spread of COVID-19 being united as a national power at a time when the World Health Organisation has put Nepal at the high-risk zone of coronavirus.
Nepal Communist Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, senior leaders- Jhalanath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, NC leader Bal Krishna Khand, Rajendra Mahato of Rastriya Janata Party, Co-Chair Shrestha of Socialist Party and ministers were present in the meeting chaired by Committee coordinator and Deputy Prime Minister, Ishwor Pokharel.

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