Valley chief district officers to decide whether to extend prohibitory orders this afternoonKathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have been under restrictions since August 19 midnight to contain the virus spread.
Chief district officers of Kathmandu Valley are holding a meeting later on Tuesday to assess the situation and decide whether to extend ongoing prohibitory orders.
The prohibitory orders have been in place since the August 19 midnight as measures to curb the coronavirus spread.
The current orders will expire on Wednesday midnight.
“We are holding a virtual meeting to assess the present situation at 2:30pm. We will discuss suggestions from various stakeholders with mayors and security chiefs,” said Janak Raj Dahal, chief district officer of Kathmandu. “We will take a decision whether to continue with the ongoing prohibition orders in its existing form or lift or change some modalities.”
The three chief district officers are also preparing to suggest the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre to deploy the Nepal Army at major entry points of Kathmandu Valley from where more than 2,000 people enter the Valley every day.