Strict ban on Kathmandu Valley, one year imprisonment to fine of Rs 500,000

The Covid 19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078 is to be strictly enforced in Kathmandu Valley. Individuals and vehicles violating the ban will be prosecuted from Tuesday. President Vidyadevi Bhandari has directed to strictly implement the ordinance issued two days ago. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Chief of the Nepal Police, the Chief of the Armed Police Force, the Director General of the National Investigation Department and the Chief District Officer of Kathmandu have been called and instructed to strictly enforce the order.

According to the ordinance, those violating the injunction can be imprisoned for one year, fined up to Rs 500,000 or both. According to the Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, if the injunction issued for the control of Kovid 19 is not followed, cash fine and imprisonment may be imposed.

Earlier, action was taken through the Chief District Officer, but now the police have been given the right to impose fines. Under the action, the police have the right to impose a fine of Rs 100 each on a person who does not wear a mask, Rs 200 for violating the traffic closure, Rs 2,000 for a two-wheeler and Rs 5,000 for other vehicles.

The administration has appealed to the people not to go out of the house except for urgent work to help in controlling the coward. By allowing some essential services, the administration was allowing institutional identity cards or identity cards and goods issued by the Government of Nepal to operate on time.

With the issuance of the ordinance to tighten the injunction, the duration of the injunction will also be extended in the Kathmandu Valley. A ban was imposed in the Kathmandu Valley on April 29 as the corona infection began to increase. The injunction period has been extended till May 30 in the Kathmandu Valley as the corona infection has not been brought under control. In a meeting held on Tuesday with the participation of Kali Prasad Parajuli of Kathmandu and Prem Prasad Bhattarai of Bhaktapur and Dhundi Prasad Niraula, Chief District Officer of Lalitpur, it was decided to extend the ban for one week.

In the added ban on Tuesday, it has been said that vegetable, fruit, milk, meat and gas shops will be allowed to open till 9 am. However, grocery stores and department stores will be closed, according to the District Administration Office. The second extended injunction in the Kathmandu Valley expires at midnight on May 27.

Experts suggest that the ban should be maintained for some time as the pace of corona infection in the Kathmandu Valley has not stopped yet.

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