Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Valley Administration has issued a prohibitory order banning the organizing of training, seminars, meetings and conferences. As the infection of COVID-19 has started to increase, such programs have been prohibited until August 10.
Earlier, programs such as seminars, training, seminars, meetings and training were allowed to be conducted with a limitation of 25 people. Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, Kali Prasad Parajuli, said that such events should be held virtually to stop such congested activities as the number of COVID-19 infected has started increasing. The Kathmandu administration has concluded that the risk has increased due to violation of the health protocol.
The order was issued by today’s meeting of the Chief District Officers of the three districts -Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley.
Meanwhile, the administration has been requested all concerned contact the respective local level and district hospital for antigen and PCR tests provided by the Government of Nepal free of cost to the person who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is in contact with the infected. It has also requested all to fully comply with the health protocol. Action will be taken as per the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078 BS against any violation of the protocol.
In the order issued, the existing provision of a ban on all kinds of gatherings including in conference, party palace, cinema hall, dance bar, swimming pool, entertainment venue, museum, sports with spectators in stadiums and other crowded events.
The order also states that people are not allowed to gather in open space, hold meetings/processions, hold festivals, banquets, etc. Medicine and health-related shops can be opened at any time but other shops and businesses will be allowed to open only till 7:00 pm. Vehicles for local transportation of goods will be allowed only from 9 to 11 in the morning and from 4 to 7 in the afternoon. The administration has stated that health standards should be followed while conducting others businesses.
Online orders for essentials, restaurants and fast food and other orders will be available for take-away or home delivery purposes only until 7 pm. Passenger vehicles can be operated with passengers according to the seating capacity and all the health protocols have to be followed.
As per the previous order, long-distance vehicles will be allowed to operate following the health standards. Pre-scheduled examinations can be held with a maximum of 25 people in one room and all the health standards have to be followed.