Nationwide lock down extended by a week, ban on international flights until April 15

Kathmandu / Mar. 29: The government of Nepal on Sunday decided to extend the lockdown imposed to control the spread of novel coronavirus infection in the country by April 7.

A Cabinet meeting held this afternoon decided to extend the existing lockdown and border seal till April 7. Earlier last week, the government had decided to impose the lockdown from March 24 to 31.

Meanwhile, the government also decided to suspend the operation of international flights till April 15. Earlier, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had announced the suspension from March 22 till 31. A meeting of the high-level committee formed to control the outbreak, formed by Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel, made this decision before the Cabinet meeting.

On Saturday, the Health Ministry said another 19-year-old woman who returned from Belgium tested positive for the coronavirus. She had shared the same flight from Qatar with the one who had returned from France.

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