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Experts suggest resuming socio-economic activities

(Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli participates in a discussion with experts in the field of finance and health on corona virus prevention and closure management at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Wednesday., Kathmandu, June 6, 2020. Photo courtesy: PM’s Private Secretariat)

KATHMANDU:- Experts from various fields including Economic and Health sectors have suggested the government to facilitate socio-economic activities amidst the lockdown imposed to check the spread of Corona Virus. In a consultation hosted by Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli at his official residence in Baluwatar today, they said measures should be adopted to provide treatment to the COVID-19 infected making proper use of the limited resources, while also focusing on public sensitization against the deadly virus. They suggested strategies that could help gradually resume socio-economic activities in the country.
PM’s press adviser Surya Thapa shared that the consultation meeting held with 25 thematic experts was very fruitful and result-oriented. Also present in the around four hour-long consultation were Deputy Prime Minister Iswar Pokharel, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal. High-ranking government officials, economic and health experts and social campaigners also took part in the meeting.
The government has enforced lockdown up to 14 June and subsequently made public a plan to repatriate its citizens stranded in India and other third countries. Lately there is growing pressure on the government to gradually resume the social and economic activities.

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