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Arjundhara municipality of Jhapa, Nepal in lockdown

JHAPA: The Arjundhara municipality has imposed a lockdown in the municipality to stop further spread of the Corona Virus.

The Saturday meeting of the COVID Crisis Management Committee decided to impose a five-day lockdown starting today. The decision was taken after a man was found infected with the virus in ward no. 1 of the municipality, said Mayor Hari Rana. This will also help contract tracing and prevention of community transmission. As a result, all means of private and public transport have been prohibited, and shops closed. Only essential services will be available. Shops will be allowed to open only from 8 to 11 in the morning.

Though the municipality and ward office remain open many regular services including recommendations have been closed for the moment, said Chief Administrative Officer Pankaj Bhurtel. The lockdown period could be extended depending on the state of the infection

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