Nepal imposes partial lockdown in Kathmandu Valley after surge in Covid cases

Nepal imposed a partial lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases, the health ministry said.

Qualified as a smart lockdown, the Department of Health and Population said under the new guidelines, gathering more than 25 people in public places has been banned and anyone violating this will face action. strict.

“With instruction from the Interior Ministry, local authorities in the Kathmandu Valley have imposed a smart lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley without directly affecting public movements and economic activities. Authorities have banned the gathering of more than 25 people in public places to prevent and control the growth of coronavirus infection in the valley, ”a statement from the Ministry of Health said.

The decision on the new COVID-19 borders was taken at a meeting of district heads of the three districts – Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur – in the Kathmandu valley on Tuesday afternoon.

Nepal reports a steady increase in cases in recent weeks, with three districts in the Kathmandu Valley recording the highest number of infections.

On Tuesday, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,286 new cases980 in Kathmandu, 221 in Lalitpur and 85 in Bhaktapur, The Kathmandu Post reported.

Nepal, like many countries around the world, has started to see an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

Nepal confirmed 2,444 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 313 recoveries and one death on Tuesday, according to the latest information from the Ministry of Health.

There are currently 9,634 active cases of COVID-19 across the country. So far, 11,607 people have died from the viral infection in Nepal.

As part of the new orders, all gatherings, processions and other crowded activities have also been restricted to a limited number of people.

Likewise, schools will be closed until January 29 under smart lockdown procedures.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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