Published On: April 17, 2020 10:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Staffers at Nepal Aushadhi Limited labelling hand sanitizers at the drug company's factory at Babarmahal in Kathmandu on Friday. As the demand for hand sanitizers has spiked since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company started producing them from March 15. The company produces around 15,000 bottles of hand sanitizers per day but only around half of that has been reaching the market due to the lockdown. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha/Republica

Locals of Byasi in Bhaktapur in a queue to fetch water at a stone spout on Saturday. With the dry season approaching, water scarcity is getting more prominent in the valley. Photo: Upendra Lamichhane/Republica
Locals and traffic police personnel sing the national anthem on the Araniko Highway at Kaushaltar, Bhaktapur on Monday morning to show respect to the frontline workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Bijaya Rai/Republica

Motorcycles passing through the underpass at Kalanki in Kathmandu on Monday, which was the 21st day of a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha/Republica

LP gas bullets wait to be unloaded on the premises of Shree Gas Industry in Jungekhola, Dhading. Photo: Sarita Shrestha/Republica

Lockdown violators being made to stand inside white circles at Kageshwari-Monohara Municipality in Kathmandu in this photo taken last Friday. The government on Tuesday extended the COVID-19 lockdown until Aril 27. Photo: Upendra Lamichhane/Republica

People heading for  Saptari district on foot pictured at Thimi in Bhaktapur district. The journey will be over 300 kilometers long. Many people stuck in Kathmandu Valley due to the COVID-19 lockdown have been resorting to desperate ways to get home. Photo: Dipesh  Shrestha/Republica

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