Kathmandu, other cities in Nepal under 15-day prohibitory order to contain Covid-19 surge


2021-04-29 08:45:19

KATHMANDU: A 15-day prohibitory border was enforced in the national capital Kathmandu and other districts in Nepal on Thursday, as the country grapples to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Besides Kathmandu, the prohibitory order has been put in place in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts from 6am on Thursday till the midnight of May 12, according to a press release.
The order has been issued by the three chief district officers following a joint meeting in Kathmandu.
Only essential services will operate and most of the services will remain closed until the prohibitory order is lifted, it said.
Movement of vehicles is banned in the valley during the prohibitory period. Markets supplying essential products, including food items, are open till 10am in the morning and from 5pm to 7pm in the evening to ensure smooth supply of goods, the release said.
Nepal on Wednesday reported 4,774 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total tally of infections to 3,12,699. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country stands at 3,211.



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