entry/exit health transportation NPL Event. People are starting to question: Will this lockdown be extended indefinitely? We still need to provide extensive support to the people of Nepal and to the government of Nepal—both at the central and provincial levels. Announcing the decision, Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada said that even open businesses and services would need to strictly follow protocols for safe distance and masks. Nepal goes under lockdown for a week starting 6am Tuesday All public movement outside of the home, except to seek medical attention or purchase essential foodstuff, has been prohibited. Suicide was the leading cause for over 2,000 “non-coronavirus deaths” reported in Nepal due to distress triggered by the nationwide lockdown, revealed a new set of data compiled by Nepal Police. The government of Nepal has announced the ease of lockdown except for the Information Technology Industry. So far, Nepal has reported only 16 coronavirus positive cases. While schools will still be closed, educational institutions will be allowed to take in new admissions from 17 August. The move comes even as the country registered 150 new positive cases on Tuesday out of the nearly 4,000 PCR tests. The Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown until June 14 amid a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases and decided to deploy the Army in the worst-hit areas. There are already fewer people and vehicle on the roads in the valley as thousands of … Nepalese authorities have announced that lockdown restrictions in Kathmandu Valley have been extended until at least Wednesday, September … People are starting to question: Will this lockdown be extended indefinitely? Government sources do not have a definite answer. Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police . Of these, nine new coronavirus positive cases were detected in in Kathmandu Valley, putting the total confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide at nearly 18,000. The Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown until June 14 amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and decided to deploy the Army in … As COVID-19 cases are making new records every day, the Forum has advised the government to impose the third phase lockdown in the Valley after Tihar and Chhath festivals, according to a member of VMF. Nepal: Lockdown extended in Kathmandu Valley until September 16 /update 24 Authorities extend lockdown in Kathmandu Valley until September 16 amid COVID-19 pandemic; abide by government directives. They say the lockdown will be under constant review and will be relaxed if the corona risk drops. This is the third time that the Nepali Government has extended the lockdown. Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police. Nepal has lifted the lockdown even as India has also re-imposed strict restriction on movement in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two states bordering Nepal where there has been a surge in cases after they partially lifted the lockdown and allowed public transport. Kathmandu [Nepal], June 30 (ANI): As the COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the Nepal Government on Monday late evening announced the decision to extend lockdown till July 22 in its current form. Before this, a few e-commerce sites carried out home delivery even during the lockdown with the permission of the Nepal government. As per reports, Kathmandu Valley reported over 200 new coronavirus cases on August 25. The Kathmandu Post : Find the latest breaking news from Nepal, opinion & analysis on Nepali politics, business, culture & arts, sports, movies, food & travel, books, education, auto & more at kathmandupost.com Site By: Hiti Design, Too many stranded Nepalis, not enough flights, Social distancing upon embarking at Kathmandu Airport. The government has already allowed local public transport to operate in Kathmandu and other urban area,s but only carrying half the passengers. According to the John Hopkins coronavirus resource centre, Nepal has recorded over 34,000 virus cases and has a death toll just shy of 200. We will see how the epidemic goes. The facilities still not allowed to open are schools, trade exhibitions, banquet halls, gyms, religious sites and cultural festivals. NEW DELHI — A surge of 37,140 new cases in the past 24 hours has taken India’s number of coronavirus infections to 1,155,191. Initially, Nepal had announced a week-long lockdown, which has now been extended by another week. “But if the infection rate goes up again, the lockdown could be re-imposed.”. At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said. A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar on Saturday evening took the decision to continue the lockdown in view of the rising coronavirus cases, according to the spokesperson for the government, Yuba Raj Khatiwada. The government has also allowed restaurants and hotels to open from 30 July, but there are still restrictions on large parties and receptions. On Monday, the government announced that domestic and international flights with limited destinations frequencies would be allowed to operate regular services from 17 August, while following its guidelines for safe travel. A gazette issued by Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Maheshwar Neupane reads that the public holiday was announced as per the Infectious Diseases Act 2020 BS. On Sunday, April 26, the Nepalese government announced an extension to the ongoing lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through Thursday, May 7. Long distance buses will also be allowed to operate from 17 August. Related Nepal COVID-19 Stories Lockdown to be enforced the day active infections exceed 25,000 mark; businesses and services unable to adhere to health protocols to shut-down for at least a month -... Full Story, Some experts suggested that the government should reimpose lockdown to ensure that the pandemic is checked. Photo: FLIGHTRADAR24.COM ull marks to the Nepal government for imposing the much tougher lockdown that we are living under since 6AM today. KATHMANDU, May 31: The government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown until June 14. The government had announced a week-long nationwide lockdown on March 24 in a bid to stop the coronavirus from spreading out of control. Nepal government extends Covid-19 lockdown until May 7 The government decided to extend the lockdown in view of the new Covid-19 cases reported across the country. Nepal government has extended nationwide lockdown till June 14. The government had already allowed schools to conduct online classes, but has not said anything about whether schools can charge fees or not. KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. However, others opined that the authorities could ensure effective implementation of securit... Full Story, Nepal ends lockdown... Full Story, The Government of Nepal has decided to end the coronavirus lockdown. Loosening of the lockdown will not change that. Government sources do not have a definite answer. The Nepal government has decided to officially end the COVID-19 lockdown it announced on 24 March from midnight Tuesday. Publisher and Chief Editor: Kunda Dixit Nepal has confirmed nine cases. According to the Nepal Police, a total of 2,218 people committed suicide during the lockdown. Many stores like Bhatbhateni, Salesways and e-commerce sites such as Sastodeal, Kirana, Foodmandu, … The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu on Saturday evening. SEE has been postponed, public gathering of more than 25 has been banned, all sporting activities have been haulted, tourist arrivals have been stopped, University exams has been postponed, health screening at Nepal-India boarder has been uplifted, and many other developments have been surfacing in last few hours. As Nepal undergoes further lockdown period, the Nepal government has put forward a major step to launch a first governmental online shopping portal. The government of Nepal loosened the lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley and ended the alternating day even/odd system for the movement of private vehicles. A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday took the decision, but the fine print of the announcement said that only limited businesses and services would be allowed for the time being. The government had first enforced week-long lockdown from March 24 which was later extended until April 7. The government decided to extend the lockdown to stop the spread … So far, Nepal has reported only 16 coronavirus positive cases. Of these, nine new coronavirus positive cases were detected in in Kathmandu Valley, putting the total confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide at nearly 18,000. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu today. As of Monday afternoon it was still possible for Kathmanduites to get a suit tailor-made, meet friends for […] All passengers will be required to carry coronavirus negative certificates, and take health precautions during flights. KATHMANDU, May 31: The government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown until June 14. The decision was made in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The government of Nepal has decided to announce a public holiday for the lockdown period. Kathmandu, Nepal, May 17, 2020: The government has on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown by 15 days. Published by Himalmedia Pvt Ltd | Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur | GPO Box 7251 Kathmandu Trekking and mountaineering expeditions will now also be allowed to operate. Kathmandu [Nepal], June 30 (ANI): As the COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the Nepal Government on Monday late evening announced the decision to extend lockdown till July 22 in its current form. The gazette said, “In the case of employees or workers who have […] Prime Minister's Secretariat Home / World News / Nepal government to ease coronavirus lockdown in some areas. The Nepalese government previously announced that long-haul bus services and domestic flights will not be permitted to resume until September 16. The decision to extend the lockdown period was taken during a meeting of the council of ministers here after the … Economists and businesspersons say while they understand Covid-19’s danger to public health, the economy cannot be in lockdown forever. Prime Minister KP Oli says Nepal will contribute Rs 100 million to SAARC fund to fight COVID-19. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu on Monday. By Press Trust of India, Kathmandu. The first lockdown was announced on March 24, 2020 and it was extended till April 7, 2020 and then to April 15, 2020. The Nepal government has decided to ease the ongoing nationwide coronavirus lockdown in some low-risk areas, including the Kathmandu valley. Nepal government decided to extend nationwide lockdown until April 15 to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. KATHMANDU: Nepal goes into coronavirus lockdown three days after the government took some drastic measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country.. Government of Nepal has decided to impose a lockdown, which will come into force on Tuesday, at 6:00 am, in a bid to avert unpleasant outcome at the hands of the aggressive virus that has taken lives of people globally. Looks like the government has finally come to the decision to lockdown Nepal. “The government has determined that since the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is going down, and public is aware of precautions that need to be taken, we can start opening the lockdown,” Khatiwada told the press. ... 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Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada, Minister for Finance, Communications and Information Technology, who is also spokesperson of the government, said that in view of increasing threat of … The Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown until June 14 amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and decided to deploy the Army in the worst-hit areas. Nepal government announces partial lockdown Do not panic, take precautionary measures: PM. The lockdown was clamped four months ago after the second case was detected in a passenger who had flown in from Paris. Nepal will likely head to the polls next year after parliament was abruptly dissolved on Sunday, a move prompted by infighting between the Himalayan … Operators are also allowed to charge double the fares. The decision will come into effect from midnight... Full Story, Following the announcement to resume domestic and international flights from August 17 on Monday, the Government of Nepal has also decided to resume long-haul transport services from the same date.... Full Story, The Government of Nepal has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown, in its current form, till July 22.