The Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has recommended local level authorities to enforce restrictive measures in districts that have over 500 active cases of coronavirus infection.

A meeting of the CCMC held today made the recommendation to the Council of Ministers to authorise concerned District Covid-19 Crisis Manegement Centres to issue lockdown orders in the 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. Earlier today, Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali too had stated that the government will not impose nationwide lockdown for now, although he did mention that there is a possibility of pocket lockdowns in areas hot hard by the second wave of the pandemic.

Read More: Nationwide lockdown unlikely for now: Foreign Minister Gyawali

Likewise, the committee has also made a recommendation to the government to stall examinations at all levels, in schools and colleges, in a bid to cut down on possible crowding that could add to the already fast spreading pandemic.