Government extends lockdown until June 14International flights remain suspended until the end of June.
The government has decided to continue with the ongoing lockdown until June 14.
“Today’s Cabinet decided to continue the lockdown with a changed modality until June 14,” said Barshaman Pun, minister for energy. “The modality of the lockdown will be determined by the high-level coordination committee to control and prevent Covid-19.”
According to Pun, international flights will remain suspended until June 30. International borders also will remain sealed until then, said Pun.
The decision to extend the lockdown follows 189 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest for a single day.
According to Finance and Communication Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada, also the government spokesperson, the high-level coordination committee to prevent and control Covid-19 will finalise the new modality of the lockdown “within a few days” and present it to the Cabinet.
“As per the new modality, the lockdown will be strict in areas where risk is high,” Khatiwada said at a press briefing after the Cabinet meeting. “We have to continue with our daily activities while managing the risks of the coronavirus.”