KATHMANDU, July 25: A meeting of the chief district officers of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – has decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order in the Valley by 10 more days.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders by 10 more days. The newly enforced prohibitory orders will be effective till July 25.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders by another 10 days.

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KATHMANDU, June 29: Following the easing of prohibitory orders by the district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley, public buses have begun to operate from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Following the easing of prohibitory orders by the district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley, means of public transport have begun to operate from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Districts Administration Offices of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order allowing some more public activities.

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KATHMANDU, June 28: Districts Administration Offices of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order by one more week. However, they have decided to further ease the prohibitory order allowing a few more public activities.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Kathmandu Valley looked lively on Tuesday with human and vehicular movements following the government’s decision to ease the prohibitory orders enforced to curb the second wave of COVID-19 from today.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- have eased the prohibitory orders enforced to contain the second wave of the coronavirus from Tuesday.

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KATHMANDU, June 21: The district administration offices – Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur – decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders by a week on Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The district administration offices of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley - have extended the prohibitory orders enforced in the Valley to curb the further spread of COVID-19, relaxing some restrictions enforced earlier.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The prohibitory orders enforced in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by a week till June 21, according to Prem Prasad Bhattarai, the chief district officer of Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The prohibitory orders enforced in the Kathmandu Valley to curb the spread of COVID-19 are likely to be extended by a week, according to Prem Prasad Bhattarai, the chief district officer (CDO) of Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by 10 days.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The district administration offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to ease the prohibitory orders enforced to curb the further spread of COVID-19. The DAOs are planning to ease the prohibitory orders to some extent as the number of new cases of COVID-19 is gradually declining not only in the valley but also across the country. However, epidemiologists fear the worst if the prohibitory orders are not eased scientifically.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to further extend the ongoing prohibitory order by a week more to break the chain of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are holding a meeting on Tuesday to further extend the ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The air quality in the capital city which did not see any improvement until the third week of prohibitory order has finally improved in the last few days. Rain and strong winds have scattered the pollution concentrated in the valley.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The growth rate of new COVID-19 cases in the Kathmandu Valley has remained constant for around a week. The Kathmandu Valley has been witnessing around 2,500 new cases of COVID-19 daily on average for the past one week, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, May 17: Vehicular emissions are one of the key contributors to Kathmandu’s air pollution. Thanks to the lockdown aimed at containing the raging COVID-19 Pandemic, the vehicular movement is almost non-existent for the past three weeks. Brick kilns, numbering around 100 in the Valley--another major source of air pollution, are not operational. Among others, vehicular emissions, emissions from brick kilns and other industries and burning of waste materials are considered responsible for Kathmandu’s toxic air.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committees (DCCMCs) of the Kathmandu Valley has recommended the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders for 15 more days.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Kathmandu Valley recorded as many as 4,198 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

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KATHMANDU, May 2: The Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,595 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has decided to tighten traffic flow in various districts, including in the Valley from today, as coronavirus infection surges sharply.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The prohibitory order issued by the chief district officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur has come into effect from today.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed 2,047 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Kathmandu Valley has reported as many as 12,945 cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since April 11 as the country started witnessing the second wave of the disease triggered by a new variant.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Kathmandu Valley, where lies the federal capital of the country, recorded 1,966 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 26: District Administrations Offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to enforce a prohibitory order in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts to contain further spread of the COVID-19 cases.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The district administration offices (DAOs) of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to suspend all their regular services except emergency ones for a week in wake of the growing risk of COVID-19 infection.

According to Air Visual, an organization based in Switzerland that collects and processes air quality data, Kathmandu ranked seventh out of almost 100 cities in the world in terms of poor air quality and polluted cities on Thursday afternoon. Last week Kathmandu was on the top in the list.

KATHMANDU, April 2:  The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), water supply authority in Kathmandu Valley, has begun distributing Melamchi water at Balaju area in Kathmandu starting Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Air pollution has been reduced to some extent due to the rainfall that occurred in the hilly areas of the country including the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Kathmandu Valley’s waste management has been impeded for the past six days because of the obstruction from the people of Sisdole, Nuwakot.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The residents of the Kathmandu Valley have started receiving the much-anticipated drinking water supplied by the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Water of the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk district that was brought to the Valley through a long tunnel started flowing from their taps from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The smog blanketing the Kathmandu Valley since Friday is to stay for some more days. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said that the air pollution caused by wildfire in most of the districts, long drought and lack of strong wind are the reasons behind the smog.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Kathmandu Valley has continued to witness thick haze and smoke as pollutant particles have accumulated in the atmosphere due to forest fires in most of the districts of the country in recent days.

KATHMANDU, March 27: As the air quality of the Kathmandu Valley deteriorates, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has directed people in the valley not to venture outdoors unless necessary.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Thick haze is witnessed in the Kathmandu Valley as the pollutants' particles have accumulated in the atmosphere due to the forest fires in most of the districts of the country in recent days.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 16: As many as 21 places in Kathmandu Valley will face power cuts on Saturday, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

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KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley could be worse than the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned. Speaking at a discussion held in the capital on Wednesday, they said the situation could become devastating if the government does not act immediately to bring down the pollution levels in the valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: A study has been forwarded for the construction of flyovers at three places in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Over the past few days , air quality has been sharply worsening in the Kathmandu Valley where lies the country’s federal capital.