Youths stage sit-in at Patan Durbar SquareWhile some protesters held placards and read books, others staged a hunger strike.
Youth protesters on Saturday organised a sit-in at Patan Durbar Square against the government’s poor handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
While some of the protesters held placards and read books, a few staged a hunger strike.
On Friday evening, police had detained five protesters, including a youth activist who announced a hunger strike against the government’s failure to properly address the Covid-19 crisis.
The country has seen youth-led protests since earlier this month against the government’s inadequate response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The protesters have been demanding financial transparency, improvement of quarantine facilities, safety of health workers and an increase in the number of polymerase reaction tests to detect Covid-19 cases.