Nepal extends suspension on flights, long-route buses until Sept 1

Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada addresses a press meet in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Kathmandu, August 11

The government has decided to extend the ongoing suspension on domestic and international flights until September 1. Likewise, the government extended the suspension on inter-district transportation until September 1.

Earlier, the suspensions were said to end on August 17.

Further, the government imposed a ceiling of 500 passengers per day for rescue and repatriation flights to Kathmandu.

The government decided to open only 10 Nepal-India border points to let Nepalis coming from India in. The border restriction will remain effective until September 16.

The government spokesperson, Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada, informed during a press meeting in Kathmandu this afternoon that the cabinet meeting on Monday evening made the decisions.

The government also reimposed a restriction on the services of restaurants and hotels that they can only provide takeaway services until the next notice.

The government has once again urged the government and private agencies to provide work-from-home facilities to the staff as far as possible. Public events and gatherings will remain suspended until the next notice.

Announcing that religious authorities will be allowed to operate daily worships only, the government has urged the public to celebrate their cultural festivals indoors.

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