Home Ministry makes vaccination cards mandatory at public places from Jan 22

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KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Acting on the recommendation made by the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Committee (CCMCC), the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday decided to enforce a new rule effective from January 22. 

According to the ministerial decision, one is required to produce a COVID-19 vaccine card while receiving public services and entering public places amid the rising risk of the novel coronavirus disease in the country. 

A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Committee (CCMC) held on Sunday decided to recommend to the government to make the provision mandatory starting from January 21 while being in public places.

Once the rule is enforced, one has to show the vaccine card before entering public places including offices, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, stadiums, parks and during the flights as well. 

Local administrations and subordinate authorities have been directed for the enforcement of the new rule. 

People can even show the photo of the card on their mobile phones if a hard copy is not available. 

The ministry also decided to enforce the recommendation made by CCMCC to restrict the gathering of more than 25 people in public places amid rising fears of the third wave of coronavirus disease in the country. 

Meanwhile, the government also decided to close schools across the country between January 11 and  29 to avoid the further transmission of the virus. 


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