Kathmandu: With the ongoing lockdown expiring on Wednesday and Coronavirus positive cases climbing to 16, the Nepal government Tuesday extended the lockdown until April 27 by adding 12 more days for the shutdown period.
The government sources said the government’s high-level meeting held on Tuesday decided to extend the shutdown period in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The high-level meeting also decided to stop peoples’ movement across the Nepal-India borders during the lockdown until 30. The meeting also suspended international flights until April 30.
The nationwide lockdown has been imposed since March 24 to curb the rapid spread of the global Coronavirus. India has also extended its lockdown until May 3 to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
A meeting of Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur on Sunday…