Kathmandu: The Dhulikhel-based Kathmandu University (KU) in Kavrepalanchowk district has been closed for next 15 days beginning from today, owing to the growing risk of coronavirus infection.
Through a notice on Monday, University registrar Prof Dr Subodh Sharma said all services (except most essential and of school of medical sciences) would be closing from today as a precautionary measure against the virus.
The University is highly concerned about the possibility of spread of the virus in the Kathmandu Valley including Dhulikhel and Banepa municipalities in the district, it is said. However, online classes will continue.
Galyang hospital resumes services after two months
Two months after its closure, the Galyang Municipal Hospital in Syangja’s Galyang Municipality was brought into operation from Monday, Hospital’s Chief Thanapati Neupane said.
The hospital’s services were halted for fear of community transfer of coronavirus after a doctor there tested positive for the virus.
All services in the hospital including emergency and out-door services have been brought into operation, Neupane added.
At present the hospital has set up isolation wards and separate entrances for the patients so that they should not be afraid of anything while visiting the hospital for treatment, he shared.
Currently in Galyang, 10 infected persons are receiving treatment while 58 others returned home after complete recovery from the virus.
CM Poudel pledges to provide sufficient budget in the fight against COVID-19
Bagmati State chief minister Dormani Poudel said he would not allow insufficiency of budget in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Issuing a directive to the authorities concerned in the meeting of COVID Crisis Management Committee in Hetauda on Monday, he said now was the time to be more sensitive to the control and prevention of coronavirus as the frontline security personnel and health workers have also come under the grip of its infection lately.
The chief minister sought support from all sides to the campaign of containing the spread of virus which may cause catastrophe in the Bagmati State. He further saw the need to enforce curfew or lockdown keeping into consideration the situation of late.
The meeting attended by minister for internal affairs and law Shalikram Jamakattel, minister for industry, tourism, forest and environment Arun Nepal, chief political advisor of the chief minister JN Thapaliya and district coordination committee chief Raghunath Khulal dwelt on the policy the state government should adopt in the prevention and control of coronavirus.