Cabinet meeting later today


The Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur districts of the Valley have met today to discuss Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC)'s recommendation to enforce prohibitory order in the three districts to check the transmission of Covid-19, which is rapidly rising in the country.

The three district administrations have come together to make a headway in their efforts to contain the daily increasing cases of coronavirus contagion within the valley.

Meeting of the three CDOs has taken place after the CCMC advised local level authorities to enforce restrictive measures in districts that have over 500 active cases of coronavirus infection, on Sunday.

At present all three districts of Kathmandu Valley have over 500 active cases of Covid-19, as per the latest data of Ministry of Health.

Sunday's CCMC meeting also recommended to the Council of Ministers to authorise concerned District Covid-19 Crisis Manegement Centres to issue prohibitory orders in hilly areas that have over 200 live cases and in urban areas that have over 500 active infections. However, the need for a countrywide lockdown was ruled out for the time being, at the meeting.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers is expected to take place later today to further discuss recommendations put forth by the CCMC.