Prohibitory order enforced in 41 of 77 districts to contain COVID-19

Published On: May 3, 2021 01:54 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Chief District Officers (CDOs) of 41 districts have enforced prohibitory order in their respective districts to stem the spread of Covid-19.  The CDOs exercised the authority delegated by the federal government to contain the second wave of Covid-19 that is spreading rapidly across the country lately.

As of Saturday, 29 districts had imposed prohibitory order which has been extended to 41 as of Monday morning. Prohibitory order will be imposed in some districts such as Ramechhap, Taplejung and Arghakhanchi from midnight while few others such as Nuwakot, Dhanusa and Dailkeh will see the enforcement starting Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Currently, Ramechap, Taplejung, Syangja, Kalikot, Makawanpur, Bajura, Gorkha, Kavrepalanchowk, Morang, Darchula and Baglung districts have enforced prohibitory order in some parts of the districts. The districts where prohibitory order has been fully enforced are Banke, Surkhet, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kaski, Kailali, and Parsa.

Similarly, Dang, Kanchanpur, Palpa, Chitwan, Rupandehi, Baglung, Bardia, Salyan, Sunsari, Darchula, Jajarkot, Rukum Paschim, Dadheldhura, Jhapa, Morang have also enforced prohibitory order for some days. CDOs of Gulmi, Pyuthan, Kavrepalanchowk, Gorkha, Bajura, Udayapur, Makawanpur, Bajhang, Kalikot, Syangja, Ramechhap, Taplejung and Baitadi districts have put in place prohibitory order in an effort to control the coronavirus infection. 

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