Minister Tripathi, speaking at the Nepal Health Conclave on Tuesday, said that a lockdown in Nepal would be extremely unlikely in the immediate future.
He went on to say that the government was prepared to take all necessary steps to stop the virus from spreading so that the nation did not have to be shut down again.
“We know the lockout would help prevent the virus from spreading. We do, however, recognize its longing impact on people and the economy,” he added.
With the number of cases in India on the rise, Tripathi said the government had begun antigen testing along the countryR17;s borders. He also said that quarantine facilities had been established in these areas, and that citizens should not be alarmed.
“We’re aware of the situation in India. But there’s no need to be concerned,” he said. “The government wants people to remain vigilant and cautious because we need everyone to work together to fight the virus.”