Cabinet meeting decision: Schools, movie theatres, party palaces and stadiums to be closed until mid-May

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to close educational institutions in urban areas, including districts where the risk of a new variant of the coronavirus has increased.

Similarly, it has been decided to shut down night businesses, movie theatres, dance bars, clubs, Dohori evenings, assembly processions, gymnasiums, party palaces, swimming pools, markets, and sports stadiums with spectators, as it is difficult to fully comply with public health standards.

In the case of stadiums, spectator-free sports activities will be conducted. Due to this, the ongoing Tri-Nation Twenty20 cricket series in Nepal will be conducted without spectators. 

Minister for Education Krishna Gopal Shrestha informed Nepal Press that today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers has taken such decision for risk control as per the recommendation of CCMC.

He said that the schools would be closed as per the recommendation of the DCCMC in the district, but teaching learning and examinations will be conducted through alternative means. 


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