Supreme Court tells government to bring all stranded citizens willing to enter Nepal home
The court, however, has told the government to make proper arrangements of food, shelter and treatment for them wherever they are if they cannot be brought into the country now.
All international flights to remain suspended until April 30
The Ishwar Pokhrel-led committee decided to extend the flight suspension which was earlier enforced until April 15.
Quarantine everyone returning from abroad, Supreme Court orders government
Test more people and make provisions to airlift patients from rural areas, judges hearing petitions over government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis tell authorities.
Government extends lockdown and assigns ministers to coordinate preventive measures with provinces
The lockdown has been extended in light of the three new cases of Covid-19 identified on Saturday and the rising number of cases in neighbouring India.
Despite fiascos and rising Covid-19 cases, the prime minister maintains a stony silence
At a time when world leaders are regularly assuaging the fears of their citizens through regular addresses, Oli last appeared in public on March 20, over two weeks ago.
Oli government’s fiascos provide opportunity for rival factions to pounce
The Madhav Nepal and Pushpa Kamal Dahal factions of the ruling party have seized the moment to criticise Oli’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis, party insiders say.
Supreme Court orders government to present plan to combat Covid-19
Justice Phuyal asks authorities to report to the bench on Sunday.
Supreme Court refuses interim order to government for the entry of Nepalis stranded at the border
Bench issues show-cause notice and invites both parties for a discussion on Monday.
Supreme Court orders government to ensure vulnerable people’s right to food
The court asks government authorities to apprise it of what they are doing for food security.
Government is preparing to extend the lockdown by at least one more week
The Cabinet is set to meet in the evening and will assess all the situation across the country.
Congress President Deuba demands relief package for poor, protective equipment for health workers
In a statement on Friday, the leader of the opposition said that such a package should target citizens who depend on their daily wages.
Government to slash 20 per cent electric tariff for households using upto 150 units
The government has also asked the traders of daily essentials to start home delivery services during the lockdown period.
Nepalis stranded at border allowed to return home only on Tuesday
A meeting of the high-level coordination committee also sought the private sector’s help in acquiring medicines and medical equipment by Saturday.
Nepal goes under lockdown for a week starting 6am Tuesday
All public movement outside of the home, except to seek medical attention or purchase essential foodstuff, has been prohibited.
Government to close down border with India and China for a week
With calls growing to close the border amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, a Cabinet meeting decided to shut down all borders with both neighbours.