Kathmandu to have more curbs as Covid-19 cases spike: Here is a list of restrictions

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Kathmandu: On Thursday evening, local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley decided to enforce Covid-19 restrictions after an abrupt rise in the number of cases lately.

The decision comes a few hours after Nepal reported a record number of Covid-19 cases. According to the Health Ministry, Nepal saw 12,338 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday.

A meeting of local administrations in Kathmandu Valley–Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur districts–has decided to enforce restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 effective from Saturday.

Here are the decisions of the local administrations:

  • Vehicles are allowed to ply the roads on an odd-even basis. Under the rule, vehicles with odd number plates are allowed to ply the roads on odd days, and vice versa.
  • Gyms, cinemas must remain closed
  • No physical classes in schools, colleges
  • Must carry a digital or hard copy of vaccination card 
  • Not more than 20 persons at once in grocery stores, super markets, and other stores
  • Must have vaccination card to get government services