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9 Sep 2020

Kathmandu Valley returns to normal routine

Foreign Affairs News Desk
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File Photo: The normal day life in the Kathmandu Valley./Nagarik Network
File Photo: The normal day life in the Kathmandu Valley./Nagarik Network

Now people can enjoy: Vehicles on odd-even rule

After three weeks of staying inside the house Kathmanduties and the residents of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts are going to breathe fresh air and could enjoy their time with applying self-protection from Thursday.

Saying as the coronavirus cases are increasing, earlier government had locked down the country for nearly four months. But was opened for few days and again prohibitory order had made the people to stay inside the house. So, in nearly 170 days people were stayed nearly 145 days inside the houses.

But finally, today the decision of the Chief Districts Officers of the Kathmandu Valley has been relaxed the prohibitory order issued in Kathmandu Valley aiming to control the spread of the coronavirus from Wednesday midnight.

With this decision, now all the businesses can be operated from Thursday.

According to the decision, all the vehicles will be allowed to operate on the odd-even rationing system, shops, private offices, industries and factories and hotels and restaurants are permitted to operate by adopting health safety protocols.

But, gatherings of people, observe of festival in group, religious places, educational institutions, seminar, hair saloon beauty parlor, library, zoo and cinema halls, spa and health clubs and other places of entertainment will not be allowed to operate. Likewise, long route bus services are also not allowed to operate.

However, according to the Kathmandu Chief District Officer Janak Raj Dahal, “the entry to the Kathmandu Valley will be tightened.”

Even if the prohibitory order has been relaxed, gatherings, processions, participation in festivals, activities other than daily worship in temples and shrines, educational institutions, seminars, theaters, salons, beauty parlors, spas, libraries and zoos will remain closed.

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