Kathmandu Valley Extends Lockdown till August 4

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Kathmandu Valley lockdown
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The ban on Covid-19 infection in the Kathmandu Valley has been extended till August 4.

A joint meeting of the chief district officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur districts on Sunday decided to relax some provisions by adding a 10-day injunction.

Prohibited activities

  • All kinds of gatherings, conferences, cinema halls, party palaces, dance bars, dance halls, clubs, etc. are not allowed to open crowded areas.
  • People should not be allowed to gather in open space, gather, hold processions, gatherings and other activities.
  • Not allowed to conduct other religious and cultural activities other than dance worship by the priest.
  • Educational institutions are not allowed to teach in physical presence.
  • Local transportation will not be allowed to operate from 9 am to 11 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Activities to be conducted

In the case of business

  • To operate the shop related to medicines and health items without any hindrance at any time.
  • Businesses other than drug stores can be operated till 7:00 pm.
  • To operate online order of essential items, restaurant and fast food and other orders for take away or home delivery within the Kathmandu Valley till 7:00 pm.

In case of operation of vehicles

  • No more passengers than the total approved seat capacity.
  • Passengers, drivers and co-drivers must adhere to mandatory health safety standards.
  • Drivers and co-drivers must wear maxi, visors and gloves.
  • Sanitizer should be provided at the door of the vehicle.
  • Vehicles must be sanitized daily
  • To operate with clean tempo and blue micro following the following criteria including point 3 (a). It is not allowed to have more than 9 passengers in the back third seat at the rate of 4-4 people and 1 person in the driver’s seat.
  • In the case of private vehicles operating within the valley, it will be found that they are operated by following the health standards.
  • Public and private vehicles entering the valley will be allowed to move due to urgent work.
  • Transportation of construction materials for public and private construction works will be available from 9 pm to 5 am.

In case of examination and other subjects

  • All kinds of pre-determined written and experimental examinations from different bodies will be conducted in compliance with the following conditions.
  • No more than 25 candidates can be placed in any one place where the examination is conducted or according to the size of the classroom.
  • Before entering the examination hall, after the end of the examination, arrangements should be made to maintain the physical distance as per the criteria prescribed by the Government of Nepal.
  • Only after all the examinees of one shift have completely left the examination venue, the examinees of the other shift and related persons will be allowed to enter.
  • Health safety standards should be fully followed at the examination venue.
  • Conducting activities such as seminars, trainings, seminars, meeting reviews, training through virtual means. If there is a need to renew the attendance, it should be conducted with a maximum of 25 participants.

Those who do not abide by these orders will be punished according to the Covid 19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078.

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