Prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley from ThursdayThe decision by three chief district officers comes amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the Valley which recorded almost half of the total infections across the country.
Tika R Pradhan
Chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have decided to impose prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley effective from Thursday in the wake of rising numbers of the coronavirus cases.
“Vehicular movements, both public and private ones, will be barred. Similarly, shops would be allowed to open from 5am to 10am,” said one of the chief district officers. Emergency service vehicles, however, will be allowed to operate. Basically, the prohibitory orders will be in the same pattern like last year.”
A meeting of the chief district officers on Monday took a decision to that effect, a day after the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre decided to allow local administrations to take measures to contain the virus spread.
“We are finalising the list of services to be restricted,” he said. “An announcement will be made soon consulting the Home Ministry.”
Nepal’s new daily Covid-19 count on Sunday reached 3,032. Of them, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,498 new infections–1,132 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 270 in Lalitpur and 96 in Bhaktapur.
Nepal’s total coronavirus tally crossed the 300,000 mark on Sunday, hitting 300,119. So far, 3,164 people have died of Covid-19-related complications. Nepal reported 28 deaths on Sunday.
The number of active Covid-19 cases across the country stands at 19,382.