On March 20th, Kamala Shrestha, president of Saundarya Kala Byawasayi Sangh Nepal urged all beauty salons and beauty institutes in Nepal to temporarily close amid the coronavirus pandemic as efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Although these temporary closures will be difficult, they are essential in protecting the public health.

There are over 500,000 who are involved in Beauty Industry in Nepal, and it is also such profession where there is direct contact with the clients, and customers, she said in her statement. Thus, to avoid high risk in transmission, she urged to close temporarily until further notice in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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Although these temporary closures will be difficult, they are essential in protecting the public health, she said.  “We can always bounce back with the skills we beauticians posses.”  She also closed both her Salon (Siam Beauty Salon), and Siam Institute of Hair Design & Beauty Care.

Kamala Shrestha is Nepal’s renowned Beautician, and also the President of “Saundarya Kala Byawasayi Sangh Nepal“, an association of Nepali Beauticians. She is also an Executive member & Chairperson of Women Entrepreneurship Development Committee of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI).

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID19), many countries have taken steps to address the outbreak.  According to World Health Organization (WHO), as of Wedesnday (March 25th, 2020), 413,467 confirmed cases of the virus had been reported in 196 countries with 18433 deaths.

Q&A session on the Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus with Dr. Elina Shakya, and Dr. Nabin Shrestha, an Senior Infectious Disease Consultant at Cleveland Clinic.


Information on Coronavirus from World Health Organization (WHO)

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

What are the symptoms of someone infected with a coronavirus?

It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Is there a treatment for a novel coronavirus?

There is no specific treatment for disease caused by a novel coronavirus. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and therefore treatment based on the patient’s clinical condition. Moreover, supportive care for infected persons can be highly effective.

What can I do to protect myself?

Standard recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses include maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

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