No to "No objection letter": Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Australia, Bangladesh, China, Japan, and South Korea - anyone seeking to go to these 5 nations to study further would be denied obtaining "No objection letter" from the government with the new strain of COVID virus at large. Anyone currently studying in these nations wouldn039;t be impacted due to this position of the ministry. The decision would go into effect starting today and will be valid until the next notice is released with an update.
Please note this is just a recommendation and no official decision has been made in this regard. Hridayesh Tripathi, Ministry of Health and Population in the press conference mentioned that as the new variant of COVID is spreading among youths - a 30-day school closure is recommended to break the chain of spread. The closure is said to be limited to all the schools/colleges in Kathmandu valley and big towns.
Stakeholders raise their concerns and suggested not to close schools. In the meeting called by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology all the participating stakeholders presented their argument that educational institutions shouldn’t be closed all at once in the current situation. The ministry rep concluded the meeting by mentioning that all the points presented and recommendations would be taken into consideration when the decision is to be made.