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April 6, 2020

Lockdown extended until April 15

Kathmandu: Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown for another week until April 15 to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The government sources said a high-level government meeting called on Monday afternoon decided to extend the lockdown period to another week until April 15 in a bid to curb the deadly virus.

This is the third time that the lockdown is being extended for the third week to safeguard the lives of the citizens from the epidemic after its outbreak was detected outside Kathmandu valley.

The outbreak of this virus outside Kathmandu caused more serious concern for the country after three persons including one male who returned from Mumbai and another male who returned from the Indian state of Uttrakhand and a female tested positive for the Coronavirus in Kailali and Kanchanpur.

Earlier, the government had clamped a nationwide weekly lockdown from March 24 to contain the deadly virus effects and further extended the lockdown until April 7 for the second time to curb the virus pandemic.

The deadly virus has created havoc around the world by causing the death of over 69,000 people and inflicting more than 12,000,00 people as of this day.

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