Lalitpur, Bhaktapur authorities too ask people to follow protocol
KATHMANDU, MARCH 24
With a slight spike in the reported number of daily coronavirus cases, District Administration Offices of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have urged the residents of the valley to follow the safety guidelines to protect themselves against Covid-19.
Issuing separate statements on Wednesday, the administration authorities urged the people to put on masks, maintain safe distance, and not gather in large numbers while out in public.
Likewise, not wearing masks in public places, among other acts of disregard for safety protocols, is a punishable offense henceforth.
No Holi at public places
Meanwhile, keeping in mind the possibility of a surge in spread of the infection at mass gatherings due to prolonged exposure and contact, the authorities have asked people to celebrate Holi in their homes. Public gatherings and events on Holi, which fall on March 28 and 29 this year, have been advised against.
Recently, the Ministry of Health and Population too had issued a statement urging people to follow Covid safety measures given the spike of Covid-19 cases in neighbouring India, triggering the second wave of infections following a dip, and its apparent effect in Nepal, especially the capital.