Biratnagar goes into two-week lockdown starting Saturday amid rising COVID-19 cases

Published On: August 1, 2020 11:05 AM NPT By: Chuman Basnet

BIRATNAGAR, August 1: Amid escalation in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in recent days, a lockdown has again been enforced for two weeks in Biratnagar starting from Saturday.

A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee on Friday took the decision to enforce a lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of the disease, said Assistant Chief District Officer of Morang, Dhruba Bahadur Khadka.

Biratnagar has now more than 100 COVID-19 cases including ten new cases on Friday alone. 

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