Simikot airport, the major entry point to the district, and the other three road checkpoints are being strictly monitored in the wake of increased Coronavirus infections.
Precaution is being taken in the district after the Coronavirus pandemic has increased in Nepalgunj and Surkhet, the two major locations for flying into the district. A meeting of the District COVID management committee decided to take strict measures to protect the residents from the Coronavirus, said Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya.
As a result, a health team led by a doctor has been mobilized at the Simikot airport to screen the incoming passengers. Likewise, a health desk will be established in the inter-provincial links including at Kawadi of Tanjakot rural municipality, Balukuna of Sarkegaad rural municipality, Bhihi of Adanchuli rural municipality, and Rimi of Changkheli rural municipality. The health desks have been asked to maintain the profile of all the people coming into the district. Those arriving at the district will be asked to remain in contact with the health workers for the first 10 days, CDO Acharya said. Likewise, quarantine and isolation centres will be immediately established at the district level and in all municipalities. A three-bed isolation ward has been established at the district hospital for treatment of the Coronavirus infected.