The Ministry of Health and Population has urged to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the view of increasing Corona Virus infection.
Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, Joint spokesperson for the Ministry, has called on all to take the first, second, and booster dose vaccines, considering the increase in infection cases over the last few days.
The number of infection cases that had dropped to zero is now increasing daily. Sixty-four cases were detected on Saturday alone, and the total number of infections is 356 at present.
In the Kathmandu Valley alone, 15 people were receiving treatment in isolation, eight in the ICU, and five on a ventilator.
Big hospitals in the Valley including in Kathmandu are providing booster dose vaccine at present.
Anjana Khadka, information officer at the Health Office, Kathmandu, said the booster dose is being administered at Bir Hospital, TU Teaching Hospital, Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, the Civil Service Hospital, Armed Police Force Hospital, and Nepal Police Hospital.
Similarly, the local governments of Kathmandu are providing the vaccination service at various places as per the need.
A genetic study carried out some days ago detected the presence of a new variant of the Corona virus, Omicron XBB.1.16, for the first time in Nepal.
The Ministry has also urged everyone to stay in isolation and go for a COVID test immediately after developing any symptoms of the infection.