The ban issued in the Kathmandu Valley for a month and a half has been relaxed and extended for a week.
A joint meeting of the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur today extended the injunction till June 22 to facilitate the operation of businesses other than traffic and congested areas.
The period of injunction issued in Kathmandu Valley has been extended for one week to prevent infection. The CDOs of the three districts have decided to extend the ban saying that the epidemic has not decreased significantly yet. Concluding that the virus infection has not decreased significantly, the meeting has decided to extend the ban in the agriculture and construction sectors so as to relax it. The added injunction will not last till midnight on July 22.
“We have decided to add the ban keeping in mind the situation as the infection has not decreased and the farming season has started,” said Prem Prasad Bhattarai, CDO of Bhaktapur.
The meeting has decided to allow food and grocery stores to open till 11 am. The hotel-restaurant is still completely banned and is now allowed to provide take away and home delivery services. From 7 a.m., the hotel-restaurant will be able to provide take away and home delivery services. The electric and hardware store will be open after 4 pm.
In the previous discussions of the Chief District Officers, it was also discussed to allow the traffic to be operated in a push-pull system. But after the health ministry said it would be risky, transportation issues were not included in Sunday’s meeting.
The previously added injunction expires on Monday night. After that, the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have decided to ban the ban till midnight on July 22 according to the new criteria.