Tuesday, May 11, 2021/Kathmandu-
Prohibitory orders levied inorder to curb the covid-19 pandemic situation in Kathmandu Valley have been extended until May 27.
A meeting of the chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur had decided to continue the prohibitory orders for 15 more days.
At present the grocery and other department stores are being allowed to remain open only until 9 am in the morning.
“But the new decision will allow the stores and shops to remain open until 10 am, because of the crowding,” informed Kali Prasad Parajuli, Kathmandu CDO.
“However, it will be stricter with the growing number of people being affected,” Parajuli added.
As usual gatherings are strictly prohibited unless any family rituals and marriages.
But only 10 people will be allowed to gather for the same, unlike 15 earlier.
Likewise, the retail shops for fruits and vegetables in Kalimati will remain closed but wholesalers can sell up to 10am as per the new decision.
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur district administration had announced a week-long prohibitory order from April 29, which was later extended for another week.
Half of the number of coronavirus patients have been found in Kathmandu Valley, thus making the stricter measures unvoidable.
On Monday, a total of 9,127 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country. Of them, 3,607 were recorded in Kathmandu Valley.
The Health Ministry said on Monday that there were 139 deaths across the country.