The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged the public to get anti-COVID vaccination as new cases of the COVID-19 virus are on the rise.

MoHP Spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari informed that an unvaccinated person is 10 times more at risk compared to the vaccinated people and requested people receive the vaccination against COVID-19 to reduce the infection risk.

He urged the public to visit the nearby health facility and receive the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All adults can get a booster dose if it’s been 6 months or longer since they received their last COVID-19 vaccine.

On Sunday, 81 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nepal, taking the total number of active cases to 370.

The Omicron XBB.1.16, the sub-variant of COVID-19 spreading in neighbouring India, has been found in Nepal.

People residing in Kathmandu Valley can visit Bir Hospital; Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital; Patan Academy of Health Sciences; TU Teaching Hospital; Birendra Military Hospital; Nepal Armed Police Force Hospital; Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital; and Nepal Police Hospital to receive their first dose or the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, various health institutes and local levels in the nation are also providing vaccines against COVID-19.