Nepal lockdown extended until May 7

People leave Kathmandu for their home during the lockdown, in April 2020.

Kathmandu, April 26

The government on Sunday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country till May 7.

A meeting of the Cabinet held this evening made the decision. Earlier, the lockdown was extended till Monday.

The country is on lockdown since March 24. In the beginning, it was implemented for one week, but it has been repeatedly extended. Today marks the fourth extension.

This decision today was expected as the high-level committee to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country had recommended the extension by one week on Saturday. The committee had concluded that the outbreak was still under control due to the lockdown.

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