Govt extends lockdown until May 7

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Government has extended the nationwide lockdown until May 7 as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country.

The nationwide lockdown came into force on March 24 after the second case was confirmed and has been extended for the fourth time–on March 29, April 7 and April 14 before.

The number of infections has crossed 50 in less than a month. Three more cases were reported today taking Nepal’s total to 52, the virus has spread to five provinces with Udayapur becoming the hotspot with 28 cases alone.

A meeting of the Council of Minister held today afternoon decided to extend the lockdown at least by another ten days after the High-level Coordination Committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel recommended the extension.