The Nepal Weekly | May 04, 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.