Government issues order to prevent ‘Omicron’ variant

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to take necessary precautions to prevent the entry of a new variant of COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ in Nepal.

A Cabinet meeting held on November 29 issued an order regarding the travel management of people coming to Nepal from countries where Omicron has been detected.

Government spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that the people coming from countries where the new variant has been detected will have to undergo tests at the Tribhuvan International Airport and will have to stay in hotel quarantine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the new variant, Omicron, could spread rapidly and cause serious infection.

The new variant has been found in South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. RSS

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