All international flights to remain suspended until April 30The Ishwar Pokhrel-led committee decided to extend the flight suspension which was earlier enforced until April 15.
The government said on Tuesday all international flights to Nepal will remain suspended until April 30.
The High-level Coordination Committee on Prevention and Control of Covid-19, led by Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel, took a decision to this effect on Tuesday in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the world and Nepal.
“Today’s meeting decided to extend the suspension of all the international flights till April 30,” said Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Narayan Bidari, a member secretary of the High-level Coordination Committee.
Earlier on March 20 the government had decided to suspend all international flights from March 22 to March 31. The suspension was later extended until April 15.
However, the government has not taken any new decision regarding the domestic flights, which also remain suspended until April 15.
“We are still assessing the situation and no decision has been taken about the domestic flights yet,” said Bidari.
The government has already extended the nationwide lockdown until April 15 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Nepal so far has reported nine Covid-19 cases, including one local transmission, which has taken the country into the stage 2 of the pandemic.