Kathmandu: Nepal government has decided to ease the model of nation wide lock down imposed since March 24 to prevent the spreading spree of the deadly Covid-19 in the country.
Government’s decision to ease lock down comes after public pressure mounted to ease the lock down from across the country.
A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to change the modality of lockdown to allow country’ economic activities to resume including opening of business, industries, and private vehicles in the regions where Corona cases are fewer with strict precautionary measures adopted.
The private vehicles will be operated on an odd-even basis in a bid to avoid heavy traffic congestion. The government meeting also decided not to hold SEE examination for class x in order to protect the student from health risk.
However, government decision still restricts opening of schools, colleges and cinema halls, public gathering and long route bus services.
The three phase modeled easing of lock down will be assessed after 21 days. If the first phase proves favorable then second phase of easing lock down will be implemented for another 15 days followed by third phase for next 15 days. If situation worsens then the modality will be changed.
The tourism activity is likely to resume after 36 days according to this changed context of lock down modality introduced by the cabinet decision because all tourism business, domestic flights, hotels, lodges, resorts, travel agencies, trekking, mountaineering and international flights booking will open after third phase of lock down model.
A meeting of Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur on Sunday…