Call to make lockdown strict again

COVID-19, coronavirus

KATHMANDU, June 21: The government has been urged from the people’s level to tighten lockdown rules again on the backdrop of growing risk of coronavirus infections.
Those who had been earlier demanding for relaxing lockdown citing that it threw the normal life out of gear now are calling for imposing the stay-at-home order strictly.
It may be noted that at the request of Attariya Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Godavari Municipality in Kailali, main market areas in the municipality have remained closed for an indefinite period since Saturday.
The development follows the death of a 46-year-old COVID-19 infected male with the infection rate has already hitting nine in the Municipality. As said by Mayor Harisingh Saud, the market was shut at the request of two bodies.
The opening of the market may obviously fuel the situation, providing a ground for the virus to further spread so it has been closed, according to Association Chair Ashok Devkota.
The authorities concerned in Ghodaghodi Municipality as well are receiving calls from people’s level for making stricter the lockdown in the aftermath of detection of 32 positive cases in the Municipality.
Ghodaghodi-1’s trader Ananta Joshi said it was a matter of concern that bodies concerned were not serious to impose the lockdown again when the cases were rising.
Santosh Baral of Ghodaghodi-10 also sees no alternative to extending lockdown to prevent the situation from further worsening. Those infected were sent home without test citing they showed no symptoms of the disease and they are roaming in the community freely and it had posed a grave risk of infection, he added.
Mayor Mamata Prasad Chaudhary also supports the idea of further strengthening lockdown. He also sees the need of civic responsibility to fight against the virus. As he said, an all-party meet will be held to determine the future modality of lockdown. (RSS)