KATHMANDU, MAY 4
The District authorities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, acting upon the Federal Government's recommendation to impose Covid-19 restriction for at least 15 days, have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory period further by a week till May 12.
It has also been decided that the restrictions will be further tightened during this period with essential supply shops operating from 7-9 am instead of the ongoing 7-10 am slot.
Likewise, movement other than in case of emergencies will be barred while all permits that have been issued till date will be scrapped.
Furthermore, Banks and Financial Institutions will be allowed to operate at a 25 per cent capacity with 25 per cent of its human resource.
Chief Districts Officers of the valley districts had decided to issue prohibitory orders in these three districts initially for a week from April 29 till May 6 in view of the rising Covid-19 cases here.
A meeting of Council of Ministers that followed the same day, however, had recommended the CDO's, who had been authorised to take a call in this regard, to extend the period further by at least another week.
It is to be noted that the daily Covid-19 caseload in Nepal has been sharply spiking at an alarming rate, as Kathmandu continues to stay on top as the worst Covid-hit among the 77 districts.
Meanwhile, the government has already decided to halt all domestic flights from Monday midnight and all international flights, except two flights per week from Delhi as per the air bubble agreement, from May 6 midnight till May 14.