Kathmandu in the ‘red zone’ of Covid-19 infection, the ban is being tightened

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Kathmandu Valley red zone
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As the number of Covid-19 infections is increasing day by day, preparations have been made to tighten the ban in the Kathmandu Valley. 

Stating that the health-related bodies have placed the Kathmandu Valley in the ‘red zone, the administration offices of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur are preparing to tighten the ban.

Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, Kali Prasad Parajuli, said that the health-related bodies consider Kathmandu as the red zone of Corona and as the number of infected people is increasing, the modalities of the ban should be tightened. 

He said that the situation was being analyzed as the pace of infection was increasing due to the general public ignoring the health safety standards issued by the government.

“Kathmandu corona infection is on the rise. We have formed a monitoring team to monitor the health standards. We are also analyzing the latest situation.

We are urging the general public not to overcrowd, use masks and go out without work,” he said. Kathmandu Chief District Officer Parajuli said.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 8,579 infected people in Kathmandu, 1,319 in Lalitpur, and 1,918 in Bhaktapur. In Kathmandu, 25 to 30 percent of those tested have been confirmed infected.

Chief District Officer Parajuli said that the administration was preparing to take a necessary decision on the strictness of the injunction by reviewing the additional infection rate as the rate of infection was increasing rather than decreasing. 

“By analyzing the upcoming data of the transition, we will decide in what modality the ordinance will be carried out,” said Chief District Officer Parajuli.

Currently, the Kathmandu administration has banned the operation of vehicles from 8 pm. 

The administration has made this decision as there will be more meetings at night. 

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