Only essential services to remain open from today

Published On: May 13, 2021 09:06 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 12: As prohibitory orders have been extended in the Valley, only offices that provide essential services will be allowed to open from today.

According to Kali Prasad Parajuli, Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, all other offices will remain closed due to the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The District Administration Office, issuing a notice on Wednesday, stated, “During the extended prohibitory period, all the offices except those providing essential services will be closed starting May 13,” the notice read. The DAO has asked offices that are open to run their services with minimum manpower. 

The general public will not be allowed to go out except to purchase medicine, food, and other essential consumer goods or services. 

A meeting of the chief district officers (CDOs) of the three districts- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur - decided to extend the orders for another 15 days. 

The restriction orders in the Valley that were first enforced on April 29 for a week, were earlier extended by one more week. The ongoing orders expire on May 27.

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