24 August 2020, Kathmandu
The Ministry of Home Affairs said prohibitory order has been in place in various local levels of 47 districts across the country.
The Ministry said that local administrations of the districts have imposed the prohibitory order in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry has issued directives to the district administration offices concerned and the police to take action against people misbehaving with the health workers.
The Home Ministry’s directive comes at a time when complaints of increasing number of health workers in various districts being abused and misbehaved with.
According to Ministry’s spokesman Chakra Bahadur Budha, the administrations of 77 districts have been instructed in this regards.
They have been instructed to take action to people found misbehaving with the health workers.
Likewise, shops selling water and medical supplies will be allowed to operate round the clock while the other businesses and shops will be allowed to operate only up to 9.15 in the morning.