KATHMANDU, April 26: The three District Administration Offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley have issued a week-long prohibitory order placing restrictions on various services and activities in the Kathmandu Valley.
Chief District Officers (CDOs) of three districts in Kathmandu Valley --- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur--, announced a week-long prohibitory order starting Thursday after holding a joint meeting on Monday to forge a common strategy to curb rapid spread of the COVID-19. All three DAOs in Kathmandu Valley have issued separate notices on Monday evening giving details of the services and activities that are allowed and prohibited during the period.
The prohibitory order will come into force starting 6 AM on April 29 and end on May 5 midnight as per the decision made by a joint meeting of the CDOs of three districts in Kathmandu Valley.
Highlights of the prohibitory order issued separately by three DAOs in Kathmandu Valley:
1. Operation of conference, seminars, training centers, cinema halls, party palaces, swimming pools, shopping malls, entertainment sites, saloons, beauty parlors, gym and fitness centers, sports activities, libraries and zoos is restricted.
2. Operation of private vehicles and public transportation services is restricted.
3. Entry of vehicles is restricted in the district except for ambulances and those vehicles carrying emergency goods, medics and medicine supplies.
4. Emergency services including ambulance, drinking water, food stuff, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, banks and financial institutions, internet, quarantine and isolation facilities, waste management and their transportation are allowed.
5. Shops and business outlets will be shut down except for those selling food stuff, medicines and medical equipment.
6. Grocery Stores and Department Stores will remain open until 10 AM in the morning and between 5 PM to 7 PM in the evening.
7. Media persons are required to produce an identity card issued by the Department of Information to cover news and events.
8. Those allowed to operate their services during this period are required to adhere to the public health protocols set by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).