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Sudurpaschim govt requests Kathmandu to extend lockdown

File: Sudurpaschim provincial cabinet meeting

Kathmandu, April 5

Amid widespread concerns over whether Nepal will extend the lockdown which lasts till Tuesday as of now, one of the seven provincial governments has recommended that the central government extend the lockdown.

The provincial government decided to request the federal government to extend the restriction as it is imperative for the public to save themselves from the coronavirus infection, according to the provincial Minister for Internal Affairs and Law, Prakash Shah.

The decision comes one day after three new coronavirus infection cases have been reported from the province. One of the cases is the first ‘local transmission’ case of the country and it has worried the stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the federal government is yet to make any decision about extending the lockdown. The decision was expected on Saturday, but the Cabinet meeting held yesterday could not.


Published on April 5th, Sunday, 2020 2:40 PM


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