Nepal postpones decennial national census due to Covid-19 surge

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The logo of the national population census 2021. Photo: CBS

Kathmandu, May 3

The government has postponed the national census 2021 that it was conducting after a gap of 10 years due to the recent surge in the Covid-19 cases in various districts of the country.

The Central Bureau of Statistics had scheduled the national population census from June 8 to 22. Preparations were taking place at a speed for the past few weeks.

However, the cabinet meeting held on Sunday evening decided to postpone the programme until the next notice, informs the government spokesperson Communications and Information Minister Parbat Gurung.

Gurung says it will not possible to visit every household as the pandemic has reached its peak now

Meanwhile, the bureau also postponed various activities such as training it was carrying out to prepare for the event.

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