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March 29, 2020

Nepal’s ban on internatioanl flights extended until April 15

Fifth Meeting of VNY 2020 Main Programme Committee in Kathmandu
Kathmandu: Nepal government’s ban on international flights has been extended until April 15 according to government sources.

The government Sunday decided to extend its suspension of all international flights until April 15 in as a drastic move to combat coronavirus.

Government’s High-Level Coordination Committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel took the decision to continue the ban on international flights. It may be recalled that the government had imposed the ban on all international flights from March 22 to 31.

Similarly, the high-level body meeting has also suggested the government to further extend a weeklong lockdown in the country to contain Coronavirus.

The global death toll due to Coronavirus has gone above 30,000 with more than six hundred thousand people worldwide getting infected with this lethal disease, with the highest rates in Italy and the US showing the highest record of infected persons due to this pathogen.

Nepal has so far 5 persons infected of which one has already recovered and gone home while four of the infected persons are isolated in hospitals.

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