Government all set to ease lockdown enforced to contain spread of COVID-19

Published On: June 10, 2020 01:53 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 10: The government is all set to ease nationwide lockdown enforced to contain spread of COVID-19. 

Addressing the House of Representatives, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that a Cabinet meeting to be held later this afternoon will make formal decision in this regard. 

The cabinet is expected to endorse a modality to ease the ongoing lockdown enforced earlier to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Earlier on Thursday, the cabinet meeting had entrusted the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel with the responsibility to prepare the modality.

The modality aims to make the life of ordinary people easier. Earlier, it was reported that the Pokharel-led committee prepared a 70-day long modality to lift the ongoing lockdown. The modality proposed to partially lift the lockdown after the ongoing lockdown expires on June 14. 

This has proposed various five stages of 'loose down' along with the priority sectors to be opened and safety measures to be adopted. Places of mass gatherings such as school, colleges, religious places won’t be opened even as lockdown measures are relaxed. 

Nepal enforced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 on March 24. The cases of COVID-19 have witnessed a sharp rise in the country.


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