Prohibitory orders in Chitwan extended for a week

CHITWAN: The prohibitory orders imposed by the local administration in Chitwan have been extended for one more week as coronavirus infection has increased in the district. A meeting of the District Covid Management Center (DCCMC) held on Wednesday extended the orders for one more week. The District Administration Office has issued an order saying that this will be enforced till 12 AM on 24th June. 

This extension has given continuity to the earlier order. The order states that department stores will be allowed to open. Chief District Officer Premlal Lamichhane informed that the decision has been taken to open department stores selling food items. Even though the previous prohibitory orders have been maintained, some loosening has been done in the case of department stores.

It is mentioned in the order that bookstores should be opened following the health standards. It is said that no more than 25 people can attend funerals, and also that shops selling chemical fertilizers and agricultural seeds will be available. It has been stated that no more than three people should be mobilized in vehicle maintenance centers. 

A prohibitory order has been issued in Chitwan since 12 AM on 29th April. Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 15,131 people in the district so far. Of them, 1,429 are actively infected. Of the actively infected, 129 are being treated in hospitals while others are in public and home isolation. COVID-19 has killed 252 people in the district. 

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