We will see how the epidemic goes. Protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in a religious festival Publisher and Chief Editor: Kunda Dixit The facilities still not allowed to open are schools, trade exhibitions, banquet halls, gyms, religious sites and cultural festivals. Economists and businesspersons say while they understand Covid-19’s danger to public health, the economy cannot be in lockdown forever. As of Monday afternoon it was still possible for Kathmanduites to get a suit tailor-made, meet friends for […] They say the lockdown will be under constant review and will be relaxed if the corona risk drops. 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. 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. Department of Information Registration No. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu today. Sports events and training will also be opened. At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said. 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. 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. 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. 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. Trekking and mountaineering expeditions will now also be allowed to operate. editors@nepalitimes.com | www.nepalitimes.com | www.himalmedia.com | Tel: 01-5005601-08 Fax: +977-1-5005518 This is the third time that the Nepali Government has extended the lockdown. Prime Minister KP Oli says Nepal will contribute Rs 100 million to SAARC fund to fight COVID-19. The government of Nepal has decided to announce a public holiday for the lockdown period. 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. Home / World News / Nepal government to ease coronavirus lockdown in some areas. KATHMANDU, May 31: The government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown until June 14. According to the Nepal Police, a total of 2,218 people committed suicide during the lockdown. The government of Nepal has announced the ease of lockdown except for the Information Technology Industry. The Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown until June 14 amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and decided to deploy the Army in the worst-hit areas. Initially, Nepal had announced a week-long lockdown, which has now been extended by another week. 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. (Photo: AP) The Nepal government on Tuesday decided to extend the lockdown period till April 27 as the Himalayan nation continued to witness increase in the number of coronavirus cases, according to an official statement.. The government had announced a week-long nationwide lockdown on March 24 in a bid to stop the coronavirus from spreading out of control. 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. ALSO READ| COVID-19 lockdown: Flights to remain suspended in Nepal till May 15. The Government of Nepal has decided to end the coronavirus lockdown. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu on Saturday evening. Protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in a religious festival. The move comes even as the country registered 150 new positive cases on Tuesday out of the nearly 4,000 PCR tests. Government sources do not have a definite answer. However, Nepal’s land borders with India and China will remain closed till 16 August, except for cargo trucks and for people who have to travel for medical and other emergencies. Nepal government has extended nationwide lockdown till June 14. ... 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... 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The Nepal government has decided to officially end the COVID-19 lockdown it announced on 24 March from midnight Tuesday. Suicide was the leading cause for over 2,000 “non-coronavirus deaths” reported in Nepal due to distress triggered by the nationwide lockdown, revealed a new set of data compiled by Nepal Police. 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. NEW DELHI — A surge of 37,140 new cases in the past 24 hours has taken India’s number of coronavirus infections to 1,155,191. Nepalese authorities have announced that lockdown restrictions in Kathmandu Valley have been extended until at least Wednesday, September … This is the third extension since lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation on March 24. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu on Monday. Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada, Minister for Finance, Communications and Information Technology, who is also spokesperson of the government, said that in view of increasing threat of … Lockdown to be enforced the day active infections exceed 25,000 mark; businesses and services unable to adhere to health protocols to shut-down for at least a month -... Full Story, Some experts suggested that the government should reimpose lockdown to ensure that the pandemic is checked. They say the lockdown will be under constant review and will be relaxed if the corona risk drops. 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 decided to extend nationwide lockdown until April 15 to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Nepal has confirmed nine cases. The decision to extend the lockdown period was taken during a meeting of the council of ministers here after the number of coronavirus cases in the country … Nepal ends coronavirus lockdown, decision effective midnight Tuesday. So far, Nepal has reported only 16 coronavirus positive cases. So far, Nepal has reported only 16 coronavirus positive cases. As Nepal undergoes further lockdown period, the Nepal government has put forward a major step to launch a first governmental online shopping portal. While schools will still be closed, educational institutions will be allowed to take in new admissions from 17 August. Government sources do not have a definite answer. 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 first lockdown was announced on March 24, 2020 and it was extended till April 7, 2020 and then to April 15, 2020. By Press Trust of India, Kathmandu. 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 — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. “But if the infection rate goes up again, the lockdown could be re-imposed.”. The Nepalese government previously announced that long-haul bus services and domestic flights will not be permitted to resume until September 16. Looks like the government has finally come to the decision to lockdown Nepal. Before this, a few e-commerce sites carried out home delivery even during the lockdown with the permission of the Nepal government. Loosening of the lockdown will not change that. 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. The Nepal government has decided to ease the ongoing nationwide coronavirus lockdown in some low-risk areas, including the Kathmandu valley. The country has been in lockdown since Tuesday, March 24, and this is the fourth extension so far. People are starting to question: Will this lockdown be extended indefinitely? The decision to extend the lockdown period was taken during a meeting of the council of ministers here after the … 1170/2075-76 Announcing the decision, Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada said that even open businesses and services would need to strictly follow protocols for safe distance and masks. The Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown until June 14 amid a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases and decided to deploy the Army in the worst-hit areas. Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police . However, the government is implementing stringent preventive measures to restrict the COVID-19 outbreak. Limited long-range public bus transportation is allowed to operate at 50% capacity and is subject to strict COVID mitigation measures. The Nepal government has extended the nationwide lockdown until June 14 amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and decided to deploy the Army in … A file photo of a cabinet meeting. The first lockdown was announced on March 24, 2020 and it was extended till April 7, 2020 and then to April 15, 2020. Of these, nine new coronavirus positive cases were detected in in Kathmandu Valley, putting the total confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide at nearly 18,000. There are already fewer people and vehicle on the roads in the valley as thousands of … Of these, nine new coronavirus positive cases were detected in in Kathmandu Valley, putting the total confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide at nearly 18,000. Also, international flights have been suspended until 30th June. The government decided to extend the lockdown to stop the spread … Nepal goes under lockdown for a week starting 6am Tuesday All public movement outside of the home, except to seek medical attention or purchase essential foodstuff, has been prohibited. Site By: Hiti Design, Too many stranded Nepalis, not enough flights, Social distancing upon embarking at Kathmandu Airport. “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. 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. Photo: FLIGHTRADAR24.COM ull marks to the Nepal government for imposing the much tougher lockdown that we are living under since 6AM today. Empty air space over Nepal after nationwide lockdown and ban on all international and domestic flights goes into effect. Information Minister Yuba Raj … The gazette said, “In the case of employees or workers who have […] The government had already allowed schools to conduct online classes, but has not said anything about whether schools can charge fees or not. Kathmandu, Nepal, May 17, 2020: The government has on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown by 15 days. entry/exit health transportation NPL Event. Many stores like Bhatbhateni, Salesways and e-commerce sites such as Sastodeal, Kirana, Foodmandu, … Kathmandu: The Nepal government on Tuesday decided to extend the lockdown period till April 27 as the Himalayan nation continued to witness increase in the number of coronavirus cases, according to an official statement. The Nepal government has decided to ease the lockdown for certain industries. Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police. Limited long-range public bus transportation is allowed to operate at 50% capacity and is subject to strict COVID mitigation measures. Prime Minister's Secretariat Published by Himalmedia Pvt Ltd | Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur | GPO Box 7251 Kathmandu The government had first enforced week-long lockdown from March 24 which was later extended until April 7. Nepal has confirmed nine cases. 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. We still need to provide extensive support to the people of Nepal and to the government of Nepal—both at the central and provincial levels. People are starting to question: Will this lockdown be extended indefinitely? A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday took the decision, but the fine print of the announcement said that only limited businesses and services would be allowed for the time being. The decision was made in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Long distance buses will also be allowed to operate from 17 August. The move comes even as the country registered 150 new positive cases on Tuesday out of the nearly 4,000 PCR tests. fter the COVID-19…, Photo: MONIKA DEUPALA orn in 1971 into an aristocratic Rana-Shah…, hen Shanti Chaudhary was born in Kathmandu on 28 December,…. KATHMANDU, May 31: The government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown until June 14. 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. Private schools have stopped online classes in protest against the government directive stopping them to charge fees. 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 government has also allowed restaurants and hotels to open from 30 July, but there are still restrictions on large parties and receptions. The IMS system will continue even if the lockdown is loosened. On Sunday, April 26, the Nepalese government announced an extension to the ongoing lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through Thursday, May 7. 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. Updated: Jun 11, 2020 16:20 IST. The current lockdown was scheduled to end on August 26. Under the lockdown, all non-essential movements and services remain prohibited. Nepal: Lockdown extended in Kathmandu Valley until September 16 /update 24 Authorities extend lockdown in Kathmandu Valley until September 16 amid COVID-19 pandemic; abide by government directives. The Kathmandu Post : Find the latest breaking news from Nepal, opinion & analysis on Nepali politics, business, culture & arts, sports, movies, food & travel, books, education, auto & more at kathmandupost.com Operators are also allowed to charge double the fares. Nepal government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown till April 27 as infection climbs to 16. Nepal will likely head to the polls next year after parliament was abruptly dissolved on Sunday, a move prompted by infighting between the Himalayan … As per reports, Kathmandu Valley reported over 200 new coronavirus cases on August 25. Nepal has lifted the lockdown even as India has also re-imposed strict restriction on movement in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two states bordering Nepal where there has been a surge in cases after they partially lifted the lockdown and allowed public transport. On Monday, the government announced that domestic and international flights with limited destinations frequencies would be allowed to operate regular services from 17 August, while following its guidelines for safe travel. Initially, Nepal had announced a week-long lockdown, which has now been extended by another week. From Wednesday, the odd-even number plate restrictions will be removed. Related Nepal COVID-19 Stories The country has been under lockdown since March 24. 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