Govt extends nationwide lockdown until June 14


KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown until June 14.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar on Saturday evening decided to extend the lockdown 12 more days as the COVID-19 case continue to surge in the country. However, supplies of essential goods will continue unhindered.

The extension came after the country reported a record spike in the number of infections for the fifth day in a row. The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed record 189 cases today as the total coronavirus cases crossed 1400 today, with six deaths. The virus has spread to 53 districts.

This is the sixth time the government has extended the lockdown since it came into force on March 24. Previously, the government had extended the lockdown on March 29, April 7, April 14, April 26, May 6 and May 17.

The government has also extended the suspension of all domestic and international flights until June 27.