HETAUDA, April 24: The District Administration Office (DAO), Makwanpur has enforced an odd-even rule for vehicles plying in Hetauda, the capital of Bagmati province.
The rule will come into effect from Sunday in Hetauda Sub-metropolis.
Accordingly, all vehicles including public and private will have to abide the odd and even rule based on the registration number plates and the corresponding date.
The DAO took this step as a precautionary measure to prevent and combat the increasing rate of coronavirus infection in the area, said Chief District Officer Bharat Mani Pandey.
The DAO has also decided to shut down all parks of tourist attractions and picnic spots in Makwanpur from Sunday.
Likewise, those not wearing a mask in public are penalized as per the Infectious Disease (prevention) Act, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Nepal Police has been organizing a public awareness programme against COVID-19 in Hetauda. Police personnel have been mobilized to ensure that people are following the safety health protocols, according to District Police spokesperson Jayaswar Rimal.