Prime Minister KP Oli. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli has instructed the concerned authorities to strictly implement the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
PM Oli also instructed the Home Ministry not to allow Nepali citizens stranded in India to enter Nepal in the current situation.
“The fear of spread of the deadly coronavirus has not subsided. Therefore, make sure that the border with India is strictly monitored,” PM Oli told ministers at today’s meeting of the Cabinet held at the PM’s official residence, Baluwatar.
PM Oli’s instruction came after some of the ministers reported him about the Nepali citizens stranded in India due to the lockdown in the southern neighbor.
The ministers had suggested the PM to rescue them.
PM Oli said allowing them (Nepalis stranded in India) to enter Nepal will pose a threat to the country’s health situation.
A lockdown has been enforced in the country till May 7.