Wednesday 24th July 2024
Wednesday 24th July 2024
गृहपृष्ठNepalProhibitory order enforced in Kathmandu Valley starting today

Prohibitory order enforced in Kathmandu Valley starting today

Kathmandu:  Prohibitory orders have been enforced in all three districts of the Kathmandu Valley starting today in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.

According to the decision at the meeting of Chief District Officers and district-based security chiefs of the three districts on Tuesday, the orders have been enforced from 12 am last night, imposing a ban on all activities excluding those that are essential.

The prohibition will be enforced until 12 pm on August 26. The movement of people for general purposes has been restricted.

Kathmandu CDO Janak Raj Dahal stated that the orders have been enforced due to a a huge spike in coronavirus cases and its subsequent threat to public health. The orders have been enforced as per the Infectious Disease Act-2020 BS Clause 2 and the Local Administration Act-2028 Clause 6(3).

As per the orders from the Kathmandu district administration, no person is allowed to leave their homes for any activities other than the purchase of medicines and other essential consumptive goods and services.

The operation of all types of trades and businesses apart from those related to the most essential services and goods have also been restricted. All vehicles excluding those used for transportation of most essential goods and those used by health workers and security personnel have been completely banned from operating in the Kathmandu Valley.

Civil servants providing regular services are allowed to be mobile between 9.00 am and 10.30 am in the morning, and 3.00 pm and 5.30 pm with an identity card and a photograph issued by the office. Other vehicles apart from these will not be allowed to operate.

Vehicles providing essential services for medicines, food stuffs, fuels, cooking gas, vegetables, fruits, milk, electricity, telecommunications, information and communications, customs, quarantine, isolation, waste management, mobility to and from hospitals for patients and mandatory activities related to final rites will be allowed on the streets.

The administration has imposed a ban on conducting fairs and festivals, processions, crowded programmes, rallies and assemblies in view of the heightened risk in the spread of the virus.

For people flying to foreign countries, the administration will facilitate vehicles carrying passengers that have a passport, visa and confirmed air tickets directly to the airport.

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