Asar 23, Janata Voice correspondent,Ramechhap,
At a time when the cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are increasing at an alarming rate, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has directed local administrations across the country to take action against those who do not wear masks outside their homes.
The MoHA in a circular directed local administrations of all 77 districts and the Nepal Police Headquarters to take action against those not wearing masks outside their homes in order to contain possible spread of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon,
On Tuesday morning the traffic police has stopped all the two wheelers as well as pedestrians who have not worn mask. Police advise them to wear mask otherwise the people are not allowed to enter Manthali Bazaar area.
According to Information Officer at MoHA Uma Kanta Adhikari, the ministry has sent a circular to authorities concerned to take actions against such people in line with the provisions of Infectious Disease Act, 2020, BS.
A person who violates this act or disregards any order issued by the government as per this Act is liable to punishment according to the rule of Nepal Government.