Universities, schools offer premises as quarantine facilities

Universities and schools in Nepal have announced their willingness to allow authorities to use their rooms for quarantine facilities in view of a possible outbreak of COVID-19, writes Binod Ghimire for The Kathmandu Post.

School and college hostels in the Valley have been vacated to house those suspected to have contracted the disease, which has already killed thousands of people around the world. This came after a task force on construction and management of quarantine led by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai requested schools and universities to provide rooms if and when they are needed.

According to Dharma Kant Banskota, vice-chancellor at Tribhuvan University, constituent colleges and two administrative buildings of the university could also be used for quarantine if needed. The university has over a dozen constituent colleges in the Valley.
Full report on The Kathmandu Post site