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3rd of February 2023

Health Ministry urges to take precaution as mercury continues to dip

Kathmandu. Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all to observe precautions as the cold has increased across the country including Kathmandu Valley.

Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Sanjay Kumar Thakur appealed to all to be alert considering the heightening risk of infection during the cold weather. As the mercury has started falling down continuously for some days, senior citizens, chronic patients, children, expecting mothers are advised to observe special precautions.

The temperature of Kathmandu has plummeted to as low as 7.6 degree Celsius today, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The Ministry has requested one and all to keep warm and protect themselves against the increasing cold.

Furthermore, the Ministry advised to take warm food and water and suggested not to stay outdoor and open area for a long time. Proper ventilation be maintained while using heater or geyser, the Ministry said.

Considering the risk of infection due to contaminated water and food, the Ministry urged all to pay special attention to food intake. Washing hands before preparing and eating meal is also recommended.

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