As the number of Jhapa-Corona infected people is increasing daily.
Buddhashanti village municipality is going to seal the municipality for one week from today.
The municipality has decided to seal all the wards from 12 noon July 20 tonight to 12 noon on July 27.
Chairman of the municipality Ramesh Bhujel said that all shops, businesses, government, and non-government offices and the movement of people in the municipality will be completely closed.
He said that essential services will be provided.
He said that vehicles plying on the Mechi Highway have not been stopped.
He said that the municipality was forced to close down after 35 to 40 people tested positive for antigen in the wards.
The decision was taken at a joint meeting of political parties, chambers of commerce, people’s representatives, and local administration held in the village on Monday after the Corona infection became uncontrollable.
He said that the infection rate of Covid-19 has also increased due to the corona-infected people going to the market to buy vegetables and walking openly ignoring them.
Bhola Adhikari, chief of the health department of the municipality, said that only 14 people have died in the second wave of the Covid-19 variant.
According to him, there are 350 active infected people in the municipality so far.