In pics: Kathmandu Valley goes under prohibitory order to stem Covid-19 spread

Ring Road wears a deserted look during prohibitory order in Kathmandu. (File photo)

Manish Paudel

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Kathmandu: A prohibitory order has been enforced in Kathmandu valley from today, bringing all except essential services to a halt.

The decision to enforce prohibitory order is implemented as per the decision taken by the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur on April 26.

With the enforcement of the decision, all services, and public transportation except for essential services have come to a halt. And, entry into the Kathmandu valley from other districts is restricted.

The prohibition will apply until May 5. As a result, all gatherings including seminars, conferences, entertainment centers, parlors, gymnasiums, sports activities, library, museum, and zoo will remain closed.

In case of marriage function, a maximum of 15 people can take part.

Only vehicles carrying essential goods, ambulance, and used by health workers and security personnel will be allowed.

Government vehicles will require permits issued by the concerned ministry or department.

Groceries will be allowed to open until 10 in the morning and 5 to 7 in the evening. However, the prescribed health protocol needs to be followed. During this period, anyone entering Kathmandu valley will have to stay on quarantine and home isolation as prescribed by the concerned local level.