Nepal reimposes Covid restrictions following spike in circumstances

Kathmandu, August 6

The Nepal authorities on Thursday reimposed restrictions in capital Kathmandu and different coronavirus-affected districts following a spike within the variety of recent virus circumstances.

The nation’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday reached 21,390 after 380 new circumstances had been reported. The virus loss of life toll stands at 60.

The restrictions will likely be relevant all through Kathmandu Valley and all districts with greater than 200 lively coronavirus circumstances, in response to the Health Ministry. Kathmandu Valley has up to now reported 787 circumstances.

According to the restrictions, resorts, eating places and beauty-parlours will likely be shut down. Public gatherings, events and seminars are additionally banned.

There is an entire halt on vehicular motion from 9 pm to five am. Vehicles will likely be topic to checks from 7 pm to 7 am.

Further, the odd-even rule will likely be carried out, in response to which automobiles with odd and even quantity plates will likely be allowed to ply on alternate days. The border with India can also be closed on this interval.

Meanwhile, six safety personnel at Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s house have examined constructive for coronavirus. However, all members of the family of Prachanda have examined unfavourable.

The Nepal authorities on March 24 had first determined to implement a nationwide lockdown in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. The restrictions had been lifted on July 21 after a dip in new circumstances was recorded. — PTI

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