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Request To Conduct Election Activities Adopting Public Health Standards

May 8, Kathmandu- The vaccination program against Covid-19 will be affected during the local level election on May 13.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, additional vaccination centers and regular vaccination campaigns will not be conducted on polling day. The ministry has clarified that it will be difficult to run additional vaccination centers and regular vaccination campaigns on election day as health workers will be mobilized at the polling stations and local health workers will also have to exercise their voting right.

As regular vaccination campaigns will be conducted in the vaccination centers in the days before and after the election, the ministry has requested everyone to get vaccinated against covid 19 as soon as possible. The ministry also urged all to remain vigilant, saying that the number of corona infections has been increasing in neighboring countries in recent days. The ministry has requested all to remain vigilant saying that Nepal is also at risk as the infection is increasing in the neighboring countries.

She urged the people to conduct election activities only by adopting public health standards as there would be more crowds for the local level elections.