Prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley extended for a week

KATHMANDU: The prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley have been extended till 12th May.

A joint meeting of CDOs of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of the Kathmandu Valley has decided to extend the lockdown-like prohibitory orders for another week in view of the rising rate of coronavirus infection, Kathmandu Chief District Officer Kali Prasad Parajuli told Nepal Press. 

It has been decided that shops will be open from 7 to 9 AM and will not be allowed to operate in the evening.

In the case of banks and financial institutions, it has been decided to allow limited staff to operate. The administration has decided to allow 25 percent of staff in branches and 20 percent of human resources at the head offices to work in Kathmandu valley. In addition, banks and financial institutions will be allowed to operate limited vehicles.

The administration has also decided to revoke all types of passes issued earlier. 

The administrations have also decided to take action against those who operate sidewalks, bicycles, and carts in violation of the prohibitory orders. 

It has also been decided that those who leave the house without urgent work will be held in holding centers and fined, and those who do not wear masks will be fined Rs. 100. 

The administration has also decided to take strict action by monitoring the black market and those creating artificial shortages. 

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