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Nepal extends lockdown until April 15

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File: An empty road in Kathmandu on the first day of lockdown, on March 24, 2020.

Kathmandu, April 6

The government has decided to extend the lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak by eight days, until April 15.

A Cabinet meeting held on Monday afternoon made the decision.

When the government announced the lockdown on March 23, it was said to be effective from March 24 to 31. Later, it was extended by one week, which was going to be over tomorrow.

But the government decided to extend it again as the number of coronavirus positive cases in the country continued to increase. After three positive cases were confirmed in Sudurpaschim province on Saturday, the provincial government had also requested the central government to extend the lockdown.

The high-level committee formed to control the coronavirus outbreak had also recommended the extension.

Parliament session to end

The Cabinet also decided to recommend that President Bidya Devi Bhandari end the ongoing Federal Parliament session. Of late, the meetings of both the House of Representatives and the National Assembly had been postponed frequently due to the coronavirus outbreak fears.

Adhikari appointed NRB governor 

Meanwhile, the Cabinet meeting also picked Maha Prasad Adhikari as the governor of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Earlier today, a selection panel led by Finance Minister Maha Prasad Khatiwada had recommended three including Adhikari for the position.

The position was vacant for the past three weeks after the retirement of incumbent Chiranjibi Nepal.


Published on April 6th, Monday, 2020 4:25 PM


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  • Sumit kumara rasaili says: | May 04 2020 3:32pm

    Room ma basni manxey haru jo din dinai kam garera bacheko hunthay ti lay aajha nakhana khana sakeko xan na room bhada tirna yo kura ma sarkar ko aajhai dhyan jana sakeko xaina bhaney Hami lay jun tax bujhai rayeko thiyem tyo k kam ko dukha parda ra bikash ko lagi bhanera haina ra

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  • v lama says: | April 07 2020 6:06pm

    will there be a convoyence, from narayan ggat to kkakhari bhita after this lock down ?yes if ,then for how many days??

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  • Ouattara Allakagni says: | April 07 2020 2:45pm

    It’s very good to extend the lockdown because it’s for our safety and it’s will help to stop the spread of that pendemic but the government should think about foreigners.most of them don’t have bank account in Nepal they just receive money from relatives from their respectives counties.all money receiving agencies are closed.its very difficult for us.we receive money but we cannot withdraw due to the lockdown.we don’t know how to servive.we don’t have help.we request to the Gouvernement to allow some agencies to open so that we can receive money and withdraw for emergency.

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  • Aakash thapa says: | April 07 2020 2:50am

    K kaam yo lockdown matra garerw jaba manxe khana napaye pxi kati manxe din vari kaam garerw balla balla saanjha ko ek chhak khana pauxa ahile tyesto manxe hru ko k bijog xa hereko xa sarkar le khaali lockdown reyy manxe bahira niskiyo bhane laathi charge garni reyy yesto parale chaldoina desh ek choti herni gara sarkar ki aafno desh ko janta ko k haal xa yo lockdown ma khana paxa ki xoina abastha kasto xa corona virus le bhanda pahila manxe khana napayerw marxa yeti binti xa mero
    aafno matra nahernus Aafno desh ko janta ko barema pni sochnus ani po janta le pni ho hamro desh ko sarkar ramro xa bhanerw sadhoi bhari support grxa

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