Tuesday 23rd April 2024
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Tuesday 23rd April 2024
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गृहपृष्ठNepalLockdown in Kathmandu Valley likely to be extended for seven additional days

Lockdown in Kathmandu Valley likely to be extended for seven additional days

CDOs meeting to make a decision on whether to continue the prohibitory order that will end on Wednesday at midnight


KATHMANDU- Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley are likely to extend the ongoing week-long lockdown that had been imposed since Wednesday midnight.

A joint meeting of the Chief District Officers (CDOs) of the three districts that is currently underway will most likely decide to extend the lockdown in the Valley as part of containment measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The week-long lockdown, which had been imposed through a prohibitory orders by the CDOs, will be ending on Wednesday at midnight.

According to a high-level source at the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, the meeting will review the current situation in the Valley and make a decision on whether to extend the prohibitory order for at least one more week.

The Chiefs of public health offices, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Armed Police Force of the districts along with other stakeholders are also present in the meeting.

Earlier on Monday, a forum representing mayors of the local units of the Valley had recommended the local administrations to extend the prohibitory order for at least seven days.

The prohibitory order had imposed a ban on businesses, services, transportation and movement of the people, except for essential purposes and services. Similarly, people have been ordered to wear face masks while out in public places for essential purposes such as buying medicines and foods.

“As the number of coronavirus cases has not slowed down, there is no choice except to extend the prohibitory orders in the Valley,” said a source.





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