Prohibitory orders extended for another 10 days with no substantial changesTransporters and restaurateurs are flouting rules in lack of monitoring.
The prohibitory orders in place in the three districts of Kathmandu Valley since April 29 have been extended by another 10 days from Friday to May 24 with no substantial changes.
A meeting of the Valley’s three chief district officers (CDOs) on Thursday decided to extend the prohibitory orders but has not decided anything regarding the long-route transport services.
“There are no major new decisions this time but we have decided to allow private vehicles from other districts to enter the Valley but they must follow the health protocols,” said Dhundi Prasad Niraula, chief district officer at Lalitpur.
The authorities on July 6 had extended the prohibitory order for 10 days removing the odd-even number plate rule for vehicles in the Valley.
A notice published by the District Administration Office, Kathmandu on Thursday is not different from the one issued last week. Like earlier, public gatherings remain banned but examinations can be conducted with no more than 25 examinees per examination hall. Restaurants can provide takeaway services only until 7pm. Public vehicles can carry passengers only to their seat capacities by following health protocols. But in lack of monitoring by the authorities, these rules are not being followed by transporters, restaurateurs and businesses.