In need of the hour, the Nepali Government has extended the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ongoing lockdown was supposed to end on May 7, 2020, but now it has been pushed to May 18, 2020.
The decision came on the heels of the recommendation by the High-Level Coordination Committee on the Prevention and Containment of COVID-19.
Likewise, the Nepali Government has also extended the suspension of international flights and closure of international borders until May 31, 2020.
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Even though the number of coronavirus cases in the country is minuscule, Nepal has witnessed a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections in recent days.
In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported 17 new coronavirus cases, taking the total tally to 99. However, 22 patients have returned home after recovery.
As the country lacks adequate healthcare facilities, the government has solely relied on ‘lockdown measures’ to stave off coronavirus spread.
The Nepali Government has imposed strict lockdown measures since March 24, 2020.
This is the sixth time that the Nepali Government has extended lockdown.