Kathmandu lockdown extended until May 12

File: Baneshwar-Babarmahal section of Kathmandu during the 2020 lockdown

Kathmandu, May 4

The ongoing lockdown, officially called the prohibitory order, imposed in three districts of the Kathmandu valley to control the coronavirus spread has officially been extended until May 12.

A meeting of the three chief district officers of the valley made the decision on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, they had announced that the order would be in effect until Wednesday.

Nonetheless, the extension was expected as the federal government had decided that districts with excessive active Covid-19 cases would be on lockdown for at least two weeks.

Meanwhile, the officials reduced the hours allowed to operate grocery shops. Whereas the shops were asked to open until 10 in the morning and 5-7 in the evening, now onwards, they can operate between 7 am and 9 am only.

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