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Quarantine management: Preparation to keep newcomers in tent

(A holding area with a quarantine capacity of 115 beds has been constructed at Ranitar in Arun village of Bhojpur to house the citizens rescued from India. There are 40 people from India in the quarantine. Photo: Yuvraj Bishta-RSS)

Durga Devkota, KAILALI:- Local levels in Kailali district have been facing problem in management of quarantine after the influx of people returning home from different parts of the country and India continued for some days.
The physical infrastructures set up for the quarantine at local levels are packed with the people returned home. Janaki Rural Municipality of Kailali has already constructed quarantine at all community schools.
Chairperson of Janaki Rural Municipality, Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary, shared the plight that they had no option now to hold people under tent with no quarantines left to occupy any more. “We have made quarantines in all community schools and community buildings. There is still influx of people entering the district from different places of the country as well as India,” he added.
Similarly, Janaki Rural Municipality has established quarantine in 17 places. It has been difficult to arrange shelter and foods to all those in quarantines.
Similarly, Joshipur Rural Municipality has been facing shortage of physical infrastructures to make quarantine as number of people returning Kailali district is increasing day by day.
Chairperson of Joshipur Rural Municipality, Ram Krishna Chaudhary, shared that people who are in quarantine themselves have started making arrangement of food after Rural Municipality failed to manage food for them.
He said, “We have established quarantine in 17 places. All schools are packed with people. We have made arrangement of health test and lodging facility to those staying in quarantine.”
There are 1,173 people living in different 17 quarantines in Tikapur. The Tikapur Municipality itself has managed food and other logistic for the people staying in quarantines.
Mayor Tapendra Bahadur Rawal has urged all city dwellers to cooperate with municipality for managing the quarantines as people coming from India were on rise and the new entrants should stay in quarantines for certain days.
Mayor Rawal further shared that after the community schools were occupied, they asked the private schools to develop their buildings as the quarantines in the days ahead.
According to him, managing COVID-19 test for the people staying in quarantines was not possible for lack of testing kits. The local levels in the district have already appealed to all sides to cooperate with them to fight COVID-19 outbreak.

Published Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 07:18 AM

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