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Nepal Suspends Flights, Long-haul Transportation Until August 31!

A total of 338 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
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Nepal Suspends Flights, Long-haul Transportation Until August 31!

Nepal’s COVID-19 cases climbed to 23,310, with 338 new infection cases reported in the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 8,432 tests were conducted across the country yesterday, among which 338 came out to be positive for coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, a total of 140 patients were discharged from hospitals across the country, taking the total recoveries to 16,493. As of today, the recovery rate in Nepal stands at 70.7%.

MoHP Spokesperson Dr.Jageshwor Gautam

Speaking at a regular press briefing on August 10, MoHP Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam informed that five people have succumbed to coronavirus. With this, the death toll reached 81.

[Also Read: Nepal Govt. Urges Elderly and Children to ‘Stay At Home’!]

The deaths are as follows:

  • A 70-year-old woman from Kohalpur in Banke
  • A 45-year-old woman from Parsa
  • A 76-year-old man from Mid Baneshwor in Kathmandu
  • A 64-year-old man from Kirtipur
  • A 60-year-old man of Bideha Municipality-8

Currently, there are 6,738 active COVID-19 cases in the country.

Nepal Suspends Flights, Long-distance Transportation Until August 31

Nepal Airlines

With the resurgence of cases after the lockdown was lifted in the country, the Nepali Government has decided to suspend flight and long-distance transportation services until August 31.

The decision came in response to the recommendations made by the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC).

Earlier on Sunday, the CCMC recommended the government not to immediately resume flight and long-distance public transportation services that were supposed to resume from August 17.

[Also Read: Nepal Uplifts Lockdown With ‘Some’ Restrictions!]

While lifting the nationwide lockdown on July 21, the Nepali Government informed that the long-distance transport, flights, preliminary stages of international games, student admissions, and examinations from August 17.

[Also Read: Nepal Permits 12 International Airlines to ‘Resume’ Operations!]

However, the spike in cases has incited the government to revise its decision.

Other Major Decisions include:

  • Reducing the designated Nepal-India entry points to 10 from existing 20
  • Allowing factories and business enterprises to resume their operations only after they fulfill health guidelines and develop separate quarantine facilities for their workers
  • Enforcing odd-even rule for both public and private vehicles in Kathmandu Valley
  • Restricting people movement between 9 pm and 5 am in Kathmandu Valley
  • Entry ban on all passenger vehicles to Kathmandu Valley from 7 pm to 7 am
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