What are allowed and what are not during the ‘eased’ lockdown?


KATHMANDU, June 11: The government on Wednesday decided to relax the nationwide lockdown which is in place since March 24.

According to government Spokesperson, Information and Communication Minister, also Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada, the following things are allowed/not allowed during the first 21-day phase of the eased lockdown.

To remain closed/ not allowed

Educational institutions: schools, colleges, tuition centers, training centers

all flights (except permitted)

Seminars, conference

Cinema halls, party palace, dance bar, spa, saloon, beauty parlor, shopping malls, health clubs, swimming pools, gym, library, hotels and night clubs.

Sports activities

Religious places and other places of social gatherings

Public vehicles

To remain open/ allowed

Health services, including private clinics

Agriculture and livestock farming

Industries, trades, business, department stores, shops


Cycle, motorcycle and scooters (one person only). Odd-even rule not applied to two-wheelers.

Private vehicles (under odd-even rule). A vehicle will be allowed to carry a maximum of two persons besides the driver. (vehicles are permitted to ply Inside the valley in case of Kathmandu Valley and in case of other districts, inside the districts only)

Waste management vehicles

Ambulance, fire vehicles, postal service vehicles

Nursery and organizations related to forestry

Bank, finance and cooperatives, insurance

Development projects, infrastructure and electricity projects

Transport of construction materials

Restaurant (only packing and take away service, gathering is restricted)

Hotels providing quarantine facility and vehicle belonging to these hotels

Government offices including public schools (but not teaching learning activities will not be allowed)

The allowed public and private offices should be run in two shifts (morning shift from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, evening shift from 1:00 pm to 6: 00 pm). These offices will be allowed to open from June 15.

Labors/workers transport vehicles (odd-even rule/one person one row rule)

(Social distancing, health precautions need to be applied)