With three new cases of coronavirus, Valley police get stricter with lockdownPolice booked 1,881 people in Kathmandu, 178 in Bhaktapur and 233 in Lalitpur for defying the lockdown rule on Sunday.
After three more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kailali and Kanchanpur on Saturday, the security arrangements in Kathmandu Valley have been made stricter, according to security agencies.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases has reached nine in Nepal.
According to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office, Rani Pokhari, it took action against 2,292 people from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur for defying the lockdown rule on Sunday, the 13th day of the nationwide lockdown.
Police booked 1,881 people in Kathmandu, 178 in Bhaktapur and 233 in Lalitpur.
Deputy Inspector General Bishwa Raj Pokharel, also the chief at the traffic police office, said police have taken a strong measure for the safety of the population. “We will not let anyone inside the Valley from any of the entry points, except for essential services and emergency situations,” said Pokharel.
Police report shows that in the past 13 days a total of 18,876 people were booked for violating the lockdown, of which 15,816 were male and 3,530 female.
Similarly, 3,241 two wheelers and 332 vehicles were impounded for breaching the lockdown.
“Only vehicles offering essential services, like water tankers, ambulances, garbage trucks, fuel tankers, and vehicles transporting milk, foodstuffs and patients are allowed on the roads,” said Superintendent of Police Bhim Prasad Dhakal.
To enforce the lockdown orders, Nepal Police has deployed 9,500 police personnel throughout the Valley. The Armed Force Police personnel have also been deployed to enforce the lockdown.