Safety protocols not being followed at Kalimati Fruit and Vegetable Market

28, Aug 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

Risk of coronavirus infection has increased as vendors and costumers are not following the health and safety criteria to be safe from infection

KATHMANDU

RSS

Risk of coronavirus infection has increased as businessmen and costumers are not following the normal health criteria to be safe from infection at the Kalimati Fruit and Vegetable Market. They are also not found wearing face mask or maintaining social distance.

Though coronavirus was confirmed in vegetable entrepreneurs of the market earlier, precautions have still not been found adopted there. A monitoring team from the Agriculture Department of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City reached the Kalimati Fruit and Vegetable Market this morning and found the market was operating just as in the past with people there not following safety protocols. 

The number of coronavirus cases are increasing in Kathmandu Valley every day.  There are 425 wholesale, 65 retail and 27 fish shops in Kalimati Market. KMC had carried out monitoring of Kalimati Vegetable Market after receiving complaints of price hike of vegetables and fruits after prohibitory order. The team also monitored whether or not health safety criteria was followed in the wholesale market.

KMC Agriculture Department Chief Hari Bahadur Bhandari urged all to be safe during this coronavirus pandemic.

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