Ministry of Health calls for strict closure of night business and restaurant after 9pm


7th Apr, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, April 07: The government has urged night businesses and restaurants to close after 9 p.m. The Ministry of Health and Population has called for a strict closure of night businesses considering the public health standards for corona infection control and the growing rate of UK variants of corona.

Co-spokesperson of the Ministry Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari issued a notice on Wednesday urging all district administration offices to make the use of masks outside the home and in public places mandatory as per the Infectious Diseases Act.

The ministry has also urged the concerned health offices and local levels to increase contact tracing to identify corona infections and increase antigen and PCR tests as required for case investigation. Similarly, the ministry has urged the concerned agencies to tighten the gatherings in the places where there are 500 active people found infected in big cities and more than 100 in small towns.

The ministry has requested to tighten the quarantine rules and the number tourist arrivals from abroad. The ministry has urged the educational institutions to be on high alert as corona infection is on the rise in the school-going age group in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other big cities. It has urged to take high health security precautions in shopping malls, cinema halls, dance halls, health clubs, swimming pools, party palaces, temples and other crowded places.