Prohibitory orders have been extended in Kathamandu until September 9 in view of the extension of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.It has been decided to extend the prohibitory order issued in the Kathmandu Valley for one more week to prevent corona infection.
A meeting of the chief district officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur on Wednesday decided to extend the prohibitory order for one more week as the risk of infection is increasing. Its formal notice has been issued by the District Administration Offices (DAOs) of all the three districts.
The modalities of the prohibitory order have changed slightly. It is open for shopping and walking till 11 am. Arrangements have been made for regular service providers including banks to provide services with minimum staff by following the standards of health security. But hotels, restaurants, sidewalk shops will be completely closed until further notice.
The modality of the prohibitory order has been slightly changed in consultation with the Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the health sector, local bodies, and other stakeholders. A virtual meeting was held between the chief district officers of the three districts on Tuesday.
Chief District Officers of all the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley had issued a one-week prohibitory order for the first time on August 18. As per the decision of August 26, the order was continued till 12 noon on September 2. The government issued the prohibitory order two months after the lockdown opened as the infection intensified.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu has so far reported 5,265 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths.