In a bid to alleviate the financial burden on daily wage earners, the Nepali Supreme Court has ordered the government to provide immediate relief.
Earlier, advocate Bishnu Luitel filed a petition urging the government to provide immediate relief to the poor who have been struggling for necessities like food during the nationwide lockdown.
The apex court has also ordered the federal government to work with the province and local governments for the welfare of the daily earners and refugees.
The extension of nationwide lockdown enforced by the Nepali Government until April 7, 2020 has further complicated the life of poor.
Likewise, the Supreme Court has ordered all private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients and suspects.
The order came in response to the media reports saying that the private hospitals have been declining to treat coronavirus suspects.[MUST READ: Nepal Cancels ‘Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign’]
Meanwhile, the Nepali Government has allotted NPR 1.5 billion for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus outbreak in the country.
So far, Nepal has reported only five coronavirus infection cases. However, the government has never ceased to implement stringent policies to escape the worst from the coronavirus outbreak.[ALSO READ: NRB Announces Relief Measures on ‘Bank Loans’]
As of today, the COVID-19 has infected 868,846 people while claiming 42,443 lives across 195 countries.