The Ministry of Health and Population has issued a cautionary statement urging attention against the increased risk of the new sub-variant JN.1 of COVID-19.

Although not confirmed in Nepal, the ministry emphasizes heightened preparedness, with health desks at entry points and institutions conducting screening and monitoring.

In light of neighboring countries experiencing a surge in infections, the ministry urges the public to adhere to health standards, including mask-wearing, maintaining physical distance, and emphasizing hand hygiene in crowded settings.