Prohibitory order extended for 15 more days in Saptari
August 18, 2020 07:30 PM NPT
SAPTARI, Aug 18: Saptari district has extended the prohibitory order for 15 more days to discourage the activities involving people's gathering in order to contain the increasing cases of coronavirus infection. The local authority would however organize awareness programmes to reduce the virus spread.
The meeting of the district level crisis management centre took the decision to enforce the prohibitory order till August 31, said administrative officer at District Administration Office, Ananda Kumar Thakur.
The meeting chaired by Chief District Officer Shankar Hari Acharya was also attended by political parties and civil society representatives. CDO Acharya said the number of the active cases of coronavirus infection was more than 200 in the district which also pressed for the extension of the lockdown.
With the prohibitory order, everyone is obliged to adhere to the health safety standard and avoid unnecessary movement in the district. The decision was made in line with Section 2 of the Infectious Disease Act 2020, and Section 6 (3) of Local Administration Act, 2028. CDO Acharya further urged the people not to leave home but celebrate the festival indoors.
The District Health Office here shared that the number of total infections has reached 683 with the recent 11 cases from a single family of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality on Tuesday.