KATHMANDU, JUNE 27
The administration authorities of Kathmandu valley are holding discussions to further prolong the ongoing Covid-19 prohibitory orders, as the pre-extended lockdown period expires on Monday.
The Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur will convene a meeting today evening to discuss the another extension with additional easing of restrictions that were clamped in a bid to address the Covid-crisis in the valley.
Last week, officials had decided to significantly relax the lockdown allowing private vehicles to ply the roads based on the odd-even basis while also granting permit to let several shops, that were earlier not allowed to operate, run by designating alternative days for running different stores.
The number of Covid-19 cases is currently declining in the country as well as in Kathmandu valley. On Saturday, there were as many as 181 infections in Kathmandu district, 43 in Lalitpur and 25 in Bhaktapur.
Despite the declining rate, the risk of infection is prevalent still.