Prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley extended by a week, groceries to shut

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Kathmandu: The prohibitory order clamped in Kathmandu Valley in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19 has been extended by a week.

An official of the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, said that it has been decided to extend the prohibitory order till June 3 stating that cases have not gone down as expected.

The current prohibitory order was expiring on Thursday midnight.

Now, shops selling vegetables and fruits, meat, dairy products, and cooking gas cylinders will be allowed to open till 9 am. Groceries and department stores will remain closed during the period.

Nepal on Tuesday recorded 8,636 fresh coronavirus and 169 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health and Population stated. Likewise, Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,613 coronavirus infection-related cases as Kathmandu saw 1,863 cases, Lalitpur 427, and Bhaktapur 323 cases in the last 24 hours.