Prohibitory orders come into effect in Kathmandu ValleyAmid the surge in the second wave of the coronavirus, authorities have enforced restrictions in a bid to break the chain of virus infection.
After almost over a year after the country went into nationwide lockdown to contain the virus spread, major cities across the country that have seen a surge in the second wave of coronavirus infections have enforced prohibitory orders in a bid to break the chain of infection.
Kathmandu Valley has emerged a major hotspot, as it has been reporting more than half of the total new cases recorded daily across the country.
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur too went into a lockdown starting 6am Thursday as per the recommendation of the chief district officers. Though the recommendation was for a week-long lockdown, it was extended for 15 days by the Cabinet on Monday.
Until Wednesday, Nepal reported 312,699 cases and 3,211 Covid-19-related fatalities. The active cases count stands at 30,209.
Over 2,200 police personnel have been deployed to enforce the prohibitory orders in the Valley.
Here are some photos of the first day of the lockdown by Post’s photographers Deepak KC and Angad Dhakal.