It has been proposed to impose a one-week ban from April 29 in three districts of the Capital Valley. Despite the decision of the meeting of the Chief District Officers of the three districts held at the Ministry of Home Affairs, it will be implemented after the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Kathmandu Chief District Officer Kali Prasad Parajuli said that they are waiting for the decision of the cabinet meeting despite the proposal to impose a ban till April 7. The cabinet meeting is being held at 5 pm.
After the ban is imposed, public and private vehicles will be closed and all public life including markets and factories will be disrupted. The decision was made after the risk of the second variant of the Covid went out of control.
The government has given the citizens two days to go home before the lockdown.
Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, Kali Prasad Parajuli, said that the situation of covid infection was serious and that a ban or lockdown would be imposed for at least one week and two days before that.
On Monday, the chief district officers of all three districts of the Kathmandu Valley recommended the government to issue a restraining order in the Kathmandu Valley for at least two days.
He also said that it was decided to issue a restraining order to close the entire area as the state of transition could not be stopped even if only one area was closed.Although the public has been appealed to be vigilant before the lockdown, the administration has said that the infection situation has become serious due to non-compliance with the standards. Therefore, a restraining order is needed to prevent further escalation, said Chief District Officer Parajuli.