Valley prohibitory orders likely to be extended by two weeksThe decision will be taken by a meeting of officials of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts, chief district officer of Kathmandu says.
With no signs of the daily number of infections abating with more than 8,000 recorded for the past several days and the number of daily fatalities increasing every day, authorities are likely to extend prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley for another two weeks.
Kali Prasad Parajuli, chief district officer at Kathmandu, told the Post there is a possibility to extend lockdown as the number of infections has not come down.
“We are having a meeting on Tuesday and there is a high chance of the lockdown being extended for an additional two weeks,” said Parajuli.
Chief district officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur meet to decide on prohibitory orders and issue similar orders for the three districts.
Under the prohibitory orders in place, shops selling foodstuff are allowed to open up to 9am, vehicles are not allowed on the roads unless they are involved in transporting essential goods and in providing essential services and people have been advised not to come out of their homes unless it is for essential purposes.
On Monday Country reported 139 Covid-related deaths and 9,127 new infections in the last 24 hours. This is the highest death toll in one day.