Lockdown in Valley eased; what’s allowed and what’s not

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NL Today

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Kathmandu: The administration in the Kathmandu Valley has eased the lockdown enforced for a long to contain the second wave of coronavirus. An odd-even rationing system has been managed for the private vehicles while days are fixed for opening shops.

A joint meeting of the chief district officers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur issued the order in this regard. The recent order is effective from today to June 28 at midnight.

The department stores (except grocery), shopping mall, sports shop, cloth and fancy shop, shops for tailoring, cosmetics, and gift are allowed for three days—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 am to 4 pm.

The shopkeepers of jewelry, kitchen utensil, electric goods, auto parts, and automobile showrooms are allocated Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm to run the business. However, the hardware, sanitary goods, tile, marble, furniture, carpet can be sold every day from 11 am to 6 pm. The medicine and health safety shops can be run daily as usual. The grocery, dairy, vegetable, and fruit shops, stationery, shops selling puja items are allowed till 11 am every day.

The online and take away services can be operative till 7 pm in the Valley. The automobile repair can be conducted till 7 pm. Marriage and other religious ceremonies can be performed at home by maintaining health and safety measures and without exceeding 10 attendants. For this, no more than two vehicles are allowed.

Essential service vehicles belonging to hospitals, drinking water offices, health offices, cargo and courier, garbage management are operated daily.

Schools are not still allowed to run classes physically.

The transportation of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, poultry, poultry feed, fuel, gas, sanitary goods, printing, and agricultural inputs should be operated being mentioned in a banner. They are allowed from 8 am to 1 pm.

The people preparing to go abroad are allowed movement and entry to districts based on a plane ticket, passport, and visa.

The banking and financial institutes, security boards, insurance, remittance, cooperative, NGO offices can be run with minimum human resources.