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Coronavirus Council of Ministers Lockdown extended Nepal News

Lockdown extended till April 27

Lockdown extended till April 27


  • Flights suspended, borders sealed until April 30 
  • Foreigners warned in opposition to hiding in Nepal
  • Kathmandu, April 14

    A gathering of the Council of Ministers held as we speak in Baluwatar prolonged the nationwide lockdown until April 27.

    Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yubaraj Khatiwada stated the federal government determined to increase the nationwide lockdown as the danger of the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic was nonetheless excessive. Two extra folks examined constructive for COVID-19 as we speak, taking the whole circumstances of an infection to 16.

    The authorities may also notify the general public in regards to the lockdown by Nepal Gazette.

    Minister Khatiwada stated the federal government additionally determined to strictly implement the nationwide lockdown to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus contagion.

    “Anybody who violates the continued lockdown might be punished. Even foreigners who disguise within the nation with out informing native ranges might be punished in accordance with the prevailing legal guidelines. Those who present shelter to such foreigners may also be punished,” added Khatiwada.

    The authorities additionally prolonged the suspension of worldwide flights until April 30, in keeping with Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai.

    The border entry factors, which is able to stay shut until April 30, might be monitored strictly. Minister Khatiwada stated transportation of important items by border entry factors would proceed as ordinary, whereas the motion of individuals can be barred in the course of the lockdown.

    The lockdown was first imposed on March 24 after the second case of COVID-19 was reported. It was later prolonged until April 15 in two instalments.

    The completion of the third extension will mark a month lengthy shutdown of the nation, which was imposed to interrupt the chain of transmission of the virus.

    The Cabinet assembly additionally determined to conduct extra day by day checks all through the nation, particularly in areas with focus of COVID-19 constructive circumstances.

    The Indian authorities additionally determined as we speak to increase the nationwide lockdown until May 3.

    A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 15, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

    The publish Lockdown prolonged until April 27 appeared first on The Himalayan Times.


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