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Review Paper - Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning (2020) Volume 4, Issue 3

COVID-19: preparedness, challenges, public health concern and government efforts in nepal.

The COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) viruses-2 first identified and became epidemic in the Wuhan city. World Health Organization (WHO) termed that disease as COVID-19 on February 11, 2020.Nepal confirmed 8 imported cases, no death record and 1 local transmission case reported till the April 4, 2020. Country is under the lockdown since March 24, 2020 for the prevention and control of the transmission of COVID-19. Massive contact tracing and rapid test should be done appropriately in proper time to fight against the COVID-19.There is the necessity to manage basic facilities in the quarantine and isolation for the people.

Author(s): Keshav Rana, Susmita Bhandari*

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