Authorities in Nepal have recommended the extension of prohibitory orders in the three districts of Kathmandu Valley, reported The Himalayan Times
Authorities in Nepal have recommended the extension of prohibitory orders in the three districts of Kathmandu Valley, reported The Himalayan Times. Nepal’s cabinet held a meeting on Tuesday and recommended the extension amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
The move came after local authorities in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur, on Monday, had issued prohibitory orders for a duration of one week effective from April 29. However, the union cabinet was of the view that the one-week period might not be enough to break the chain of the second wave.
The spread has already reached many districts in the country, officials acknowledged.
Earlier, in a meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre had recommended to the Council of Ministers to authorize concerned District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centres to issue prohibitory orders in sparsely populated areas that have over 200 live cases, and in densely populated areas that have over 500 active infections.
The authority of issuing the prohibitory orders has been handed over to local administrations, and the federal Cabinet has stated that the local authorities can extend it for up to 15 days as per the districts' requirement to contain the transmission.