Govt entrusts high-level committee to prepare modality to ease lockdown

5 June 2020, Kathmandu

The government has entrusted the High Level Coordination Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 to prepare modality for easing the ongoing lockdown.

A meeting of the cabinet held Thursday evening at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar has instructed the high-level committee led by Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel to prepare a working plan and submit it to the government within two days.

The cabinet meeting discussed the modalities to ease the prolonged national lockdown as businessmen and traders have been asking the government to change the modality.

The government had earlier this week extended the lockdown until June 14.

It was widely speculated that the government would declared a state of public health emergency in the country amid the increasing number of coronavirus patients as the number of confirmed cases has reached 2,634.

The Ministry of Health and Population had on Wednesday recommended the government to declare the state of health emergency.

It should be noted that a meeting at the MoHP on Wednesday decided to recommend to the government to declare a health emergency in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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