March 28: A sudden rise in the number of coronavirus infection was recorded in the country on Monday. Of the 1,266 people who were tested, 69 were found carrying the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
Just a day ago, on March 26, the number was 16 while 17 were found infected with the virus on March 25. As a result, the number of active cases of COVID-19 has also increased.
With the number of infections increasing in neighbouring India, it has led to a rise in positive cases in Nepal due to the open border, according to the Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division Dr Chuman Lal Das. Most of the infected people are entering Nepal through the Trinagar border crossing at Dhangadhi in Kailali.
Meanwhile, the health ministry has urged one and all to take caution and also get themselves booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Administration of booster dose is currently underway in different parts of the country including Kathmandu valley. -- RSS