The ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended for another 12 more days amid the fears of the novel coronavirus disease.
The restriction orders, which were first put in place on April 29, will now continue until June 14.
A meeting of the chief district officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur has decided in its meeting held on Wednesday Today, to extend the orders allowing the grocery stores, department stores and stationery shops to remain open until 10 AM in the morning.
The orders, which were enforced for a week initially, were extended for twice — one after a week on May 5 and then on May 27.
The new order of closure was due to expire on June 3 today which was said to be more tightened as grocery stores and departmental stores were not allowed to open.
The meeting also drew a conclusion that the prohibitory orders can not be lifted at least for as the coronavirus disease is still ravaging the county including the Kathmandu Valley.
Likewise, the vehicle ferrying daily goods and supplies could be operated following a fixed timetable. Other activities including construction works will be allowed and the vehicles carrying construction materials can ply after 9 PM till next early morning.