KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 20: Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers.

BEIJING, Jan 9: Chinese authorities have asked residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a COVID-19 outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week.

Contact tracing has been used for decades to control the spread of infectious diseases. The basic idea is simple: track down infected people, then find everyone who has been near them and encourage those people to stay home until it is clear they are not sick.

KATHMANDU, March 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged all the Nepalis to stay indoor considering the sensitive circumstances stemming from the pandemic COVID-19 and save one’s previous life as well as one’s family. Issuing a message here today in the context of minimizing spread of COVID-19, President Bhandari appealed for complete compliance with the code of conduct and directives issued by the authorized agencies of the government so as to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Today is the first day of week-long nationwide lockdown that began at 6 AM today.

KATHMANDU, March 24: As government decided to enforce a-week nationwide lockdown to be effective from 6 am this morning, major cities around the countries including Kathmandu are seen silent and the streets are almost empty.