Kathmandu road wears a deserted look during lockdown. (File photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has said that special permit is not required for vehicles transporting essential supplies during the lockdown announced by the government to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The government has enforced the lockdown from March 24 and it will continue till May 15.
In a press conference here on Sunday, a spokesman at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Bikas Devkota, said no passes were required for transporting essentials as foodgrain, fruits, vegetables, milk and dairy products, animal, bird and fish feed, etc. as per the government’s decision.
Fruits and vegetable sales centers have been set up at various places of Kathmandu with support from Kathmandu Metropolitan City for managing the distribution system of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Centre.
CCMC has stated that limited places have been identified along with the highway and petrol pumps, vehicle repairing workshop and eateries have been operated at these places for the convenience of the vehicles and workers transporting the essentials on long routes.