Dharan to enforce week-long lockdown starting Wednesday midnight
August 5, 2020 02:20 PM NPT
By: Rohit Rai
DHARAN, Aug 5: The Dharan Sub-metropolitan City has decided to enforce a week-long lockdown starting Wednesday midnight.
An executive meeting of the sub-metropolis took a decision to this effect earlier today.
The decision comes amid fears of community transmission of coronavirus grow in Dharan. Lockdown will continue until 11 August midnight, according to local authorities.
Spokesperson for the sub-metropolis Maniram Rai told Republica Online that 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.
Dharan has recorded 28 cases of coronavirus. There are currently eight active cases of coronavirus.
Earlier on Tuesday, Itahari Sub-metropolitan city, Inaruwa and Duhabi municipalities also decided to impose lockdown keeping in mind rising COVID-19 cases.