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COVID-19 Crisis: Nepal ‘Shuts Down’ Public Places

The government urged its citizens to limit the gatherings up to 25 persons only.




COVID-19 Crisis: Nepal ‘Shuts Down’ Public Places

In the wake of growing COVID-19 threat across the world, the Nepali Government has pressed the emergency button, directing for shut down of public places where mass gatherings happen. #StaySafeStayHome

A high-level committee meeting led by Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel on March 18, 2020, ordered to close down theaters, malls, cultural centers, playgrounds, gyms, health clubs, museums and swimming pools, among others until April 30, 2020.

Likewise, the government also postponed SEE 2076 examinations scheduled to take place from March 19, 2020, and suspended all other educational activities till April 12, 2020.

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The ‘mass gathering restrictions’ also include weddings, trips, social gatherings, mass prayers and birthday celebrations.

Mass Gathering

Meanwhile, the Nepali Government has also decided to restrict people coming from the European countries, Gulf countries, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan from March 20 – April 15, 2020.

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So far, the coronavirus has spread to 176 countries and claimed 8,969 lives while infecting 219,345 people.

Coronavirus – Major Affected Countries

Countries Infection Cases Death Cases
China 80,928 3,245
Italy 35,713 2,978
Iran 17,361 1,135
Spain 14,769 638
Germany 12,737 28
United States 9,176 154
France 9,134 264
South Korea 8,565 91
Switzerland 3,067 33

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