Minister Tripathi, speaking at the Nepal Health Conclave on Tuesday, said that a lockdown in Nepal would be extremely unlikely in the immediate future.
With the number of cases in India on the rise, Tripathi said the government had begun antigen testing along the country’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.”