8 April 2021, Kathmandu
Prime Minister KP Oli has said the country might be placed under lockdown again if coronavirus cases rise dramatically and sought everyone’s support to avert such a situation.
Speaking at the 70th general assembly of Nepal Chamber of Commerce Thursday, PM Oli said, “We do not have any plans to re-impose lockdown and are neither inclined to do so,” adding that, “However, if people neglect adhering to health safety protocols leading to a significant rise in the number of virus cases then we will be forced to enforce lockdown again.”
The PM urged all and sundry to strictly follow COVID-19 safety protocols to prevent the country from going into lockdown again.
He stressed on cleanliness and hygiene, intake of hot liquids (with turmeric), frequent hand-washing and mandatory use of face masks when leaving home, among others.