August 17, 2021 11:22 AM NPT
JHAPA, August 17: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC), Jhapa has decided to relax the lockdown that was put in place two weeks ago in the district.
The DCCMC meeting held on Monday decided to allow the operation of all kinds of shops and kiosks from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the district, said Chief District Officer Shravan Kumar Timsina. However, the groceries and shops that draw crowds would be allowed to open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Public vehicles are permitted throughout the day. The public buses and micro buses are directed not to carry more passengers than the seats allocated to them. The order relaxing the lockdown would continue for a week.
Similarly, banks and financial institutions would be run on a rotational basis. Market places and events gathering people as a rally are prohibited. The hotels and lodges are allowed to run at 50 percent of capacity. Daily disinfection is made mandatory in the hotels and lodges.
Earlier, a full-fledged lockdown was in place in the district. The entrepreneurs had been pressing the administration to lift the prohibitory order. Chairman of the District Chamber of Commerce, had even submitted a memorandum to CDO Timsina, requesting him to lift the lockdown.