In the wake of rise in daily reported cases of coronavirus infection across the country, district authorities of Surkhet have decided to impose week-long prohibitory order effective from Tuesday midnight.

The decision was made by a meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Centre held on Monday.

Chief District Officer Chhabilal Rijal was quoted in Rashtriya Samachar Samiti as saying that this move can help contain the spread of the virus.

The DAO has directed emergency services such as drinking water supply, electricity, bank and financial institutions to operate taking safety and security into consideration.

It has also directed hospitals to remain vigilant and prepared to provide needed services to infected patients.

According to a notice released on Sunday, Birendranagar Municipality has been regarded as a hotspot in the district and hence has been advised to use all the mechanism and strictly follow the safety protocols.

It also advised the Nepal Rastra Bank and the Provincial Office in Surkhet to direct other banks and financial institutions of the municipality to meet the protocols.

Similarly, neighbouring district Bardiya has also imposed a prohibitory order for a week starting today midnight.

Only emergency services and developmental works will be carried out in the district during the period.