Experts Suggest Resuming Socio-Economic Activities


Kathmandu, June 3: Experts from various fields including Economic and Health sectors have suggested the government to facilitate socio-economic activities amidst the lockdown imposed to check the spread of Corona Virus.

In a consultation hosted by Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli at his official residence in Baluwatar today, they said measures should be adopted to provide treatment to the COVID-19 infected making proper use of the limited resources, while also focusing on public sensitization against the deadly virus. They suggested strategies that could help gradually resume socio-economic activities in the country.

PM’s press adviser Surya Thapa shared that the consultation meeting held with 25 thematic experts was very fruitful and result-oriented. Also present in the around four hour-long consultation were Deputy Prime Minister Iswar Pokharel, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal. High-ranking government officials, economic and health experts and social campaigners also took part in the meeting.

The government has enforced lockdown up to 14 June and subsequently made public a plan to repatriate its citizens stranded in India and other third countries. Lately there is growing pressure on the government to gradually resume the social and economic activities.

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