Prohibitory order in Kathmandu extended by a week

3 August 2021, Kathmandu

The prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus has been extended for another week.

A joint meeting of the three district administrations – Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur has decided to extend the prohibitory order till August 11.

Likewise, the administrations have also decided to tighten the prohibitory orders citing an increase in the COVID-19 cases of late.

Kathmandu CDO Kali Prasad Parajuli informed that anyone defying the order will be taken action.

Meanwhile, the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, has urged the people not to crowd or get involved in such activities, citing a rise in coronavirus infection cases in Kathmandu Valley in the last few days.

Issuing a notice Tuesday, the District Administration Office requested not to organize such activities, saying activities like conferences, meetings, rallies, and seminars are still taking place even amidst the high risk of coronavirus infection.

The notice issued by Chief District Officer Parajuli has asked the people not to carry out activities against health safety protocols as coronavirus infection would increase and there is a possibility of a third wave of COVID-19 due to crowded activities.

The notice reads, “Stern action will be taken against those creating crowd and involved in such activities defying the prohibitory order and health safety protocols.”

All the sides and communities should be responsible to prevent and control the infection; ICU and ventilators at the hospitals have started to be packed with patients, mentioned the notice.

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