Kathmandu, Nepal, February 4, 2020: As country lacks of proper screening facilities in the entry points in Nepal including the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and proper quarantine facility, concerned experts have feared that the coronavirus outbreak would spear in Nepal as well if the negligence was continued further.
Many people are already landed from different countries including China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, since the outbreak created worldwide havoc, but the Nepal government is still indecisive about setting up the appropriate screening quarantine facility in Nepal to check the deadly virus born disease. Being the neighbor of China, Nepal should have adopted immediate precautionary measures.
The people returning from China are at high risk and that they need to be quarantined for their own safety as well as that of other people. However, the government seems to have indulged on the nonsense debate about the location of quarantine to stock the returnees and suspected patients.
About four hundred people have already lost their lives and infected over 17,000 worldwide of the deadly outbreak. Most of the countries have already adopted security measures by setting up the screening and quarantine facilities.
Concerned experts have a suggestion that the returnees, particularly those one came from China and other suspected patience have to be kept isolated for at least 14 days to ensure they do not spread the nCoV-2019 strain of the virus.
The government has just formed a committee to find a place to quarantine Nepali evacuees from Hubei of China. It is claimed that the committee would finalize the quarantine location by Tuesday.
Hundreds of people are coming to Nepal every day from different countries including China. But the government and the concerned stake holders do not care about where all they are going and who they are meeting.