The prohibitory orders imposed in Kailali district will see an extension as high rate of coronavirus infection have been detected here in community level.

A meeting of District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre held on Saturday decided to extend the prohibitory order till May 13.

The ongoing prohibitory orders had commenced in district from April 29 which was decided to last until May 5.

An arrangement has been made to open only one branch of one bank from 9:00 am to 11:00 am from May 3 to May 13 during the prohibitory period.

Number of Nepalis returning from India has been increasing in the district which has posed a threat of further spread of the pandemic among the locals.

The risk is even more as people returning home from India are not tested due to lack of antigen kits at border points.

Around 2,000 to 2,500 people enter Sudurpaschim Province from Gaddachauki and Gaurifanta border points of Kanchanpur, Jhulaght of Baitadi and Pulghat of Darchula every day.

Though around 1,000 people have been entering Nepal via Gaurifanta border point daily, antigen test of only 100 to 150 people is being done in lack of antigen kit, according to Chief of Health Office, Kailali, Lal Bahadur Dhami.