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Hotels and resorts to be used for quarantine


Kathmandu  – Hotels and resorts are to be used as quarantine facilities for accommodating citizens to be brought from abroad. Minister of State Rambir Manandhar, in a discussions held at the Ministry of Urban Development on Thursday, shared that necessary consultations have begun for managing as quarantine the hotels and resorts operating in systematic manner throughout the country.

According to him, 518 beds are ready in Kathmandu Valley at present. Around 65 thousand quarantine beds are readied across the country while 25 thousand people are living in quarantines. The government has assigned Minister of State Manandhar the responsibility of monitoring an facilitating the quarantines throughout the country. During the discussions, he said the government has started initiatives for using the big hotels and resorts as quarantine facilities at a time when the country is facing a crisis created by COVID -19 pandemic.

He also expected the required cooperation from the hotel and resort entrepreneurs in this connection. The Minister of State said the government could use the hotels which are vacant at present by paying certain amount for saving the life of the people. He said preparations have been made for the required quarantine in Kathmandu Valley in the

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