Strategies for prevention and control of COVID-19 in Nepal

  • Kiran Sapkota University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8526-5993
  • Ganesh Dangal Nepal Health Research Council https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5834-5525
  • Madhu Koirala National Open College, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kalyan Sapkota Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Asmita Poudel Nobel College, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Shalik Ram Dhital National Health Education, Information and Communication Cenntre, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, is currently affecting a large population across the globe. World health organization (WHO) has already declared COVID-19, a pandemic, and the world is fighting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Nepal has taken several preventive measures to control the coronavirus outbreak. However, some additional steps are needed to prevent community transmission of the disease. This brief communication discusses the government of Nepal actions and provides recommendations for the prevention and control of COVID-19 infection in Nepal.

Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, Nepal, pandemic, prevention

Author Biographies

Kiran Sapkota, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Ganesh Dangal, Nepal Health Research Council

Nepal Health Research Council, Nepal

Madhu Koirala, National Open College, Kathmandu, Nepal

National Open College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kalyan Sapkota, Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal

Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal

Asmita Poudel, Nobel College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nobel College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Shalik Ram Dhital, National Health Education, Information and Communication Cenntre, Kathmandu, Nepal

National Health Education, Information and Communication Cenntre, Kathmandu, Nepal

Published
2020-05-08
Section
COVID-19: Short Communication/ Perspective/ Viewpoint