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May 4, 2021

Prohibitory orders in Kathmandu valley extended for one more week

Kathmandu: Prohibitory orders enforced since April 29 in the Kathmandu valley  following sudden spreading spree of Covid-19 has been extended for one more week.

A meeting of the chief district officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts held on Tuesday afternoon decided to extend the prohibitory orders until May 12,  in order to curb the lethal epidemic which has terrified the entire world with its second wave in the recent days.

The prohibitory order will be strictly implemented to restrict the movement of the people barring emergency purposes.

The CDOs meeting decided to allow operation of groceries and food shops only between 7 a.m. to 9. a.m in the morning. The banks and financial institutions including government offices will be run by one forth of the total staff.

The meeting has decided to open only 25 percent branch offices in the Kathmandu Valley for banks and financial institutions and to make arrangements for the central offices to operate using only 20 percent manpower and the details should be given to Nepal Rastra Bank and District Administration Office.

The District Administration Offices will make arrangements for the facilitation of urgent works, sick people, crippled, death rituals and mourning procession on the recommendation of the concerned local bodies.

It has also been decided that the projects related to development and construction will have to hire residential workers and operate the work by complying with safety protocols.

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