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Nepal is seeing a COVID surge that is proportionately similar to India. While we try to treat the sick by increasing hospital space and ensuring oxygen supply, we must also plan for an exit strategy. Over-preparation rather than under-preparedness needs to be our mantra, with widespread vaccination the key to get us out of this pandemic, by Professor Buddha Basnyat

Mourners wearing masks on a Nepali street © Amit Machamasi

Nepal can survive a second COVID wave by masking up, physical separation and mass immunisation, by Professor Buddha Basnyat

The full story is available on The Nepali Times website

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