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Nepal to extend COVID-19 lockdown till June 21

In a bid to contain the COVID-19 contamination, India’s northern neighbour Nepal has extended it’s ongoing lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley that had initially been clamped on April 29 further by a week till June 21.
The District Administration Offices of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur of Nepal is likely to issue notification in this connection with little changes in modality, from June 15.
A meeting of the District authorities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, acting upon the Federal Government’s recommendation to impose Covid-19 restriction for at least 15 days, have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory period further by a week till May 12.
However, the following relaxations will be at place:

Grocery stores till 11 am; Books and stationery stores till 11 am;

Online delivery services to resume, from 7 am;

Agriculture related activities to be permitted;

Stores selling construction materials after 4 pm;

Visa application, related processes to be allowed; and

Electric and Hardware stores after 4 pm.

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