Nepal Announces Lockdown, No Individual Allowed To Step Out Until March 31

Nepal Announces Lockdown, No Individual Allowed To Step Out Until March 31

March 23, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

The government has decided to lock-down the city from tomorrow barring the gathering of people, movement of vehicles and domestic air flights.

The government prohibited order start from March 24 and end on March 31, with people involved in essential services being the exception.

The government has decided to halt all public transportation services until March 31, informed Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ishwar Pokharel, at a press meet held today.

The decision was taken in line with Infectious Disease Control Act, 2020. If someone goes against the decision, s/he will be punished as per the same Act, said Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada.

Ambulance, milk carrying vehicles and medical stores will be remained open.

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