KATHMANDU: A prohibitory order has been enforced in Kathmandu valley, bringing all but essential services to a halt. The order will come into effect from coming Thursday, aimed at breaking the chain of Corona Virus infection that has spiraled in the past few weeks.
A joint meeting of the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur today decided to shut down everything except essential services and transport. The prohibition will apply until May 5. As a result, all gatherings including in seminars, conference, entertainment centres, parlours, gym, sports activities, library, museum and zoo will remain prohibited. In case of marriage function, a maximum of 15 people can take part. Only vehicles carrying essential goods, ambulance, and used by health workers and security persons will be allowed. Government vehicles will require permits issued by the concerned ministry or department.
Groceries will be allowed to open until 10 in the morning and 5 to 7 in the evening. However, the prescribed health protocol needs to be followed. During this period, anyone entering Kathmandu valley will have to stay on quarantine and home isolation as prescribed by the concerned local level. Media persons can use their Department of Information Accreditation Card for carrying out their duties. Likewise, all services except essential ones have been halted for the moment, it is stated in the statement issued by Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Kali Prasad Parajuli.
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