The government of Nepal loosened the lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley and ended the alternating day even/odd system for the movement of private vehicles. A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar on Saturday evening took the decision to continue the lockdown in view of the rising coronavirus cases, according to the spokesperson for the government, Yuba Raj Khatiwada. The lockdown was clamped four months ago after the second case was detected in a passenger who had flown in from Paris. Under the lockdown, all non-essential movements and services remain prohibited. Nepal government announces partial lockdown Do not panic, take precautionary measures: PM. KATHMANDU, May 31: The government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown until June 14. Many stores like Bhatbhateni, Salesways and e-commerce sites such as Sastodeal, Kirana, Foodmandu, … The first lockdown was announced on March 24, 2020 and it was extended till April 7, 2020 and then to April 15, 2020. Nepal government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown till April 27 as infection climbs to 16. The government had first enforced week-long lockdown from March 24 which was later extended until April 7. Loosening of the lockdown will not change that. So far, Nepal has reported only 16 coronavirus positive cases. Initially, Nepal had announced a week-long lockdown, which has now been extended by another week. The government had announced a week-long nationwide lockdown on March 24 in a bid to stop the coronavirus from spreading out of control. Sports events and training will also be opened. Before this, a few e-commerce sites carried out home delivery even during the lockdown with the permission of the Nepal government. Looks like the government has finally come to the decision to lockdown Nepal. From Wednesday, the odd-even number plate restrictions will be removed. The decision will come into effect from midnight... Full Story, Following the announcement to resume domestic and international flights from August 17 on Monday, the Government of Nepal has also decided to resume long-haul transport services from the same date.... Full Story, The Government of Nepal has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown, in its current form, till July 22. The gazette said, “In the case of employees or workers who have […] Site By: Hiti Design, Too many stranded Nepalis, not enough flights, Social distancing upon embarking at Kathmandu Airport. We will see how the epidemic goes. “The government has determined that since the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is going down, and public is aware of precautions that need to be taken, we can start opening the lockdown,” Khatiwada told the press. Limited long-range public bus transportation is allowed to operate at 50% capacity and is subject to strict COVID mitigation measures. 1170/2075-76 The Nepalese government previously announced that long-haul bus services and domestic flights will not be permitted to resume until September 16. The IMS system will continue even if the lockdown is loosened. Government sources do not have a definite answer. Publisher and Chief Editor: Kunda Dixit A file photo of a cabinet meeting. Trekking and mountaineering expeditions will now also be allowed to operate. Also, international flights have been suspended until 30th June. Information Minister Yuba Raj … editors@nepalitimes.com | www.nepalitimes.com | www.himalmedia.com | Tel: 01-5005601-08 Fax: +977-1-5005518 There are already fewer people and vehicle on the roads in the valley as thousands of … The government has already allowed local public transport to operate in Kathmandu and other urban area,s but only carrying half the passengers. Kathmandu [Nepal], June 30 (ANI): As the COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the Nepal Government on Monday late evening announced the decision to extend lockdown till July 22 in its current form. This is the third extension since lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation on March 24. Nepal government to ease coronavirus lockdown in some areas A Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to change the modality of the lockdown in an attempt to gradually resume economic activities, sources said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu on Monday. According to the John Hopkins coronavirus resource centre, Nepal has recorded over 34,000 virus cases and has a death toll just shy of 200. Initially, Nepal had announced a week-long lockdown, which has now been extended by another week. KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. A gazette issued by Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Maheshwar Neupane reads that the public holiday was announced as per the Infectious Diseases Act 2020 BS. Protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in a religious festival According to the Nepal Police, a total of 2,218 people committed suicide during the lockdown. Empty air space over Nepal after nationwide lockdown and ban on all international and domestic flights goes into effect. Nepal government has extended nationwide lockdown till June 14. A cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli´s official resident at Baluwatar of Kathmandu made the decision to extend the ongoing lockdown till April 2. Nepal government extends Covid-19 lockdown until May 7 The government decided to extend the lockdown in view of the new Covid-19 cases reported across the country. ... Full Story, Students protest against incompetence of the government in dealing with coronavirus crisis, in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Monday.... Full Story, The government has decided to ease the lockdown starting today in low-risk areas, including Kathmandu valley, by allowing markets to reopen and private vehicles to ply while adopting effective precaut... Full Story, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has summoned a meeting of the Council of Ministers at 6 pm, in his official residence, today.... Full Story, Misty Champeshwori village after rainfall, in Lalitpur, as seen on Saturday.... Full Story, All the transit points to Kavrepalanchok district have been closed from today in view of the growing risk of coronavirus transmission.... Full Story, Police personnel tighten security on the 26th day of government-imposed lockdown, amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus contagion.... Full Story, A member of the Red Cross Society with a sanitising equipment is seen spraying disinfectant at a check-point along Kathmandu and Bhaktapur border... Full Story, The local administration, on Tuesday, ordered all shops, other than drugstores, to close across the district, resulting in a  significant decrease in mobility of people, starting today... Full Story, A veterinarian examines a dog at Animal Medical Centre on the twelfth day of government imposed lockdown, in Kathmandu, on Saturday.... Full Story, OYO Hotels and Homes has announced that it will be providing free stays for tourists who are stranded and unable to return home amidst the current lockdown in Nepal.... 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As COVID-19 cases are making new records every day, the Forum has advised the government to impose the third phase lockdown in the Valley after Tihar and Chhath festivals, according to a member of VMF. The decision to extend the lockdown period was taken during a meeting of the council of ministers here after the … They say the lockdown will be under constant review and will be relaxed if the corona risk drops. KATHMANDU: Nepal goes into coronavirus lockdown three days after the government took some drastic measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country.. Government of Nepal has decided to impose a lockdown, which will come into force on Tuesday, at 6:00 am, in a bid to avert unpleasant outcome at the hands of the aggressive virus that has taken lives of people globally. The government of Nepal has announced the ease of lockdown except for the Information Technology Industry. While schools will still be closed, educational institutions will be allowed to take in new admissions from 17 August. KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The Valley Municipal Forum (VMF) has recommended to the government to impose a strict lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley to control the rising COVID-19 infection. The government decided to extend the lockdown to stop the spread … SEE has been postponed, public gathering of more than 25 has been banned, all sporting activities have been haulted, tourist arrivals have been stopped, University exams has been postponed, health screening at Nepal-India boarder has been uplifted, and many other developments have been surfacing in last few hours. As the lockdown Nepal continues into its fifth week (it is currently extended to 27 April), inevitably those with precarious livelihoods, such as daily laborers and itinerant street sellers, are struggling. Photo: FLIGHTRADAR24.COM ull marks to the Nepal government for imposing the much tougher lockdown that we are living under since 6AM today. Nepal government decided to extend nationwide lockdown until April 15 to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. However, others opined that the authorities could ensure effective implementation of securit... Full Story, Nepal ends lockdown... Full Story, The Government of Nepal has decided to end the coronavirus lockdown. Home / World News / Nepal government to ease coronavirus lockdown in some areas. Department of Information Registration No. ALSO READ| COVID-19 lockdown: Flights to remain suspended in Nepal till May 15. They say the lockdown will be under constant review and will be relaxed if the corona risk drops. Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police. People are starting to question: Will this lockdown be extended indefinitely? 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