Kathmandu, July 31 -- The government has decided to stop using school buildings as quarantine and isolation centres, with a plan to start the annual admission process from next month.

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided that schools that were turned into isolation and quarantine centres would be sanitised by the respective local governments to ensure they are safe and start admitting students from August 18.

Over 5,000 schools, mainly the public, were used as quarantine and isolation centres, targeting people arriving from abroad. Only around 2,000 school premises are being used currently to quarantine people suspected to have been infected with the coronavirus, according to the Centre for Education and Human Resource Development.

Making ...