Kathmandu, January 4
The government of Nepal has finally ended all restrictions imposed on various services and facilities in its bid to control the Covid-19 spread across the country.
The restrictions were introduced for the first time in March 2020. A meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre on Sunday decided to annual them as the number of active Covid-19 cases is decreasing in the country. However, the meeting decided to impose necessary health protocols to avoid the infection.
After the decision, all schools and colleges, entertainment centres such as cinema halls and theatres, and sports facilities such as stadiums and swimming pools will open. They were closed since March last year. The decision will come into effect as soon as the cabinet approves it.
Mahendra Prasad Guragain, a secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, says the CCMC has already informed the OPMCM about the decision to debate it in the cabinet.
Meanwhile, district Covid-19 crisis management centres have been authorised to impose restrictions again if necessary, according to Guragain.
He informs the meeting also decided to take various measures to save the country from the infection of the new variant of the coronavirus that is terrorising the United Kingdom among other countries in the world.