NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, May 17: India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) asked the government on Sunday to extend a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus to May 31, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants.
KATHMANDU, April 27: The Home Ministry has instructed its subordinate bodies to ensure effective implementation of lockdown against the global pandemic of coronavirus. Issuing a circular to all district administration offices today, the Ministry has asked them to ban the movement of vehicles sans earlier permission.
WELLINGTON, April 20: New Zealand will extend the lockdown measures in place to beat the coronavirus by a week, after which it will move to a lower level of restrictions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, March 15: The government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown until April 27 continuing the suspension of all government services other than essential ones and both domestic and international flights and restricting people's movement including the overland movement through porous Nepal-India border.
KATHMANDU, April 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has hinted at not lifting the lockdown anytime soon, saying that cases of coronavirus have just begun to rise in India which shares a porous border with Nepal and people from both the countries can cross the border points without any restriction.
DHAKA/NEW DELHI, April 11: In South Asia’s latest moves to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has extended its nationwide lockdown by 11 days while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Saturday with states to decide whether to extend its own stringent restrictions beyond next week.
KATHMANDU, April 8: The government has extended the suspension of international flights until April 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19. It has also decided to renew visa of tourists, who are stranded in Nepal due to the lockdown, for free.
KATHMANDU, April 6: The government is preparing to extend the lockdown by at least a week after new cases of coronavirus including one locally-transmitted case were reported in far-western Nepal. A highly placed government official told Republica that the lockdown which in place since March 24 will be extended once it expires on Tuesday mid-night.