KATHMANDU: The government has extended the prohibitory order imposed in Kathmandu Valley for one more week.
A meeting of the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur has decided to impose a prohibitory order till May 12.
During this period, shops will be allowed to open till 9 am, those going to the home district will be facilitated and citizens will not be allowed to walk unnecessarily.
With the increasing cases of new variants of COVID-19, the government has imposed partial and full prohibitory orders in as many as 45 districts of the country so far.
Of them, full prohibitory orders have been imposed in 36 districts and partial orders have been clamped in 9 districts.
The Kathmandu Valley has been under the prohibitory order since April 16 while full prohibitory orders have been imposed in 33 districts and partial orders in 9 districts.
According to the Home Ministry, full prohibitory orders have been imposed in Kathmandu, Lalitur, Bhaktapur, Surkhet, Kaski, Kailali, Parsa, Dang, Kanchanpur, Palpa, Chitwan, Bardiya, and Rupandehi districts.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC) has decided to impose prohibitory orders in Mahottari, Dolpa, Doti, and Nawalparasi East.
With this, the number of districts where the prohibitory orders have been imposed has reached 45.
Similarly, the order will come into force in Dolpa, Doti, and Nawalparasi East from Tuesday midnight.
The prohibitory became effective in Bajhang and Baitadi since Monday morning while it came into force in Arjhakhanchi from Monday midnight.
Similarly, full prohibitory orders have been imposed in Salyan, Sunsari, Jajarkot, Rukum West, Dadeldhura, Jhapa, Gulmi, Pyuthan, Udayapur, Bajhang, Kapilvastu, Nuwakot, Dhanusha, Arghakhanchi, Baitadi, and Surkhet. An odd-even rule has been imposed in Kaski, despite prohibitory order.
The order came into force in Kapilvastu, Nuwakot, Dhanusha from Tuesday morning and in Dailekh from Tuesday midnight, according to Home Ministry.
Likewise, the prohibitory has been imposed in some selected areas in Baglung, Darchula, Morang, Kavre, Gorkha, Bajura, Makwanpur, Kalilkot, Syangja, Ramechhap, and Taplejung.
The government has directed Chief District Officers of the respective districts to impose prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley and Tarai districts with over 500 COVID-19 cases and in hilly and mountainous districts with over 200 cases.