June 21, 2021, Monday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Prohibitory orders issued in Kathmandu valley

The Weekly Nepal
May 4, 2021

A week long lockdown is being imposed in Kathmandu valleys’ three districts Kathmandu, Lalitpur and
Bhaktapur starting from Thursday in view of the fresh surge of covid – 19 cases in the country. Chief
district officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur districts in the valley have decided to impose a
prohibitory order in the districts from Thursday- April 29 – midnight, according to a notice issued by the
authorities.
A meeting of the chief district officers held on Monday afternoon took the decision. Nonetheless, a
decision has been made to close all shops except those selling grocery and medicines and suspend the
movement of private and public vehicles also, according to authorities.
However, hotels and restaurants can provide takeaway services during this period, according to officials.
Kathmandu Valley has turned into a COVID-19 hotspot as infection rate has seen a sudden spike in the
past few days. As many as 1,498 new cases were surfaced in the Valley on Sunday alone, according to
officials.