Dharan extends lockdown until September 2 owing to surge in cases of coronavirus
August 26, 2020 03:21 PM NPT
By: Rohit Rai
DHARAN, Aug 26: The Dharan Sub-metropolitan City has decided to extend ongoing lockdown for another week owing to a surge in cases of coronavirus in recent days.
An executive meeting of the sub-metropolis took a decision to this effect earlier today.
The decision comes as fears of community transmission of coronavirus grow in Dharan. Lockdown will continue until September 2 midnight, according to local authorities.
The meeting has decided to allow vegetable, food and dairy shops until 10AM every day.
All vehicles except ambulances are barred from plying the road during the lockdown to prevent and control further spread of the virus.
No one will be allowed to come out of their houses except those in need of medical attention and those involved in providing essential services. Stringent action will be taken against anyone violating the lockdown.
During this period, all services except for highly essential ones dealing with health, drinking water, electricity; ambulances and fire trucks, waste management, fuel, and medicines will remain closed.
Twelve coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Dharan as of today.