April 21, 2021/Nepalgunj-
Lockdown has been imposed in Nepalgunj of Banke for a week.
Though the District Covid-19 Emergency Management Centre had suggested lockdown in entire Banke district, the District administration office has announced it in Nepalgunj submetropolitan region only.
The lockdown period will commence from Wednesday night at 12 pm today onwards.
The lockdown will last there until April 27.
There are 735 active Covid-19 cases in the submetropolitan region alone with all the Coronavirus wards full of patients and more being detected.
Thus, the move is to break the chain of Coronavirus in Banke.
It is also the border area with India and many migrant workers return back through this point.
Also it is the gateway for Indian tourists visiting Nepal for Mansarovar and other tourist destinations.