Nepal Army postpones Ghode Jatra over COVID-19

Khabarhub

March 24, 2020

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Nepal Army postpones Ghode Jatra over COVID-19

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KATHMANDU: Nepal Army has postponed the traditional festival Ghode Jatra 2020 in view of the coronavirus that has gone pandemic across the world.

Ghode Jatra falls on Krishna Paksha of the Nepali month Chaitra. Nepal Army celebrates the festival with much fanfare by organizing a special program at Tundikhel in the capital.

The government has clamped a lockdown to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 effective from Tuesday.

Earlier, Nepal Army had made a little preparation to mark the festival just in a symbolic way with a limited number of people.

With the government’s decision to implement a nation-wide lockdown to combat the COVID-19, the festival has been stalled, said the Directorate of Public Relations and Information of Nepal Army.

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