14 April 2020 Kathmandu – To protect public from pandemic of corona Virus in the country, Government of Nepal has declared extension of lock-down period till the 27th of this month and all flights domestic or international have been suspended till 30th April.
A meeting of the Cabinet held this afternoon made the decision. Earlier, the lock-down was extended for until tomorrow as it was imposed lock-down since March 24.
This decision was expected as Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli had already hinted at the extension during his video conference with the chief ministers last Saturday. On the other hand, the number of corona-virus positive cases is steadily on the rise in the country.
Flights suspended till April 30
A minister says the meeting today also decided to suspend all flights till April 30. Earlier, the suspension on international flights was extended till that date, but the suspension on national flights was about to end tomorrow.
Border points with India unlikely to open even after end of lock-down
Meanwhile, the meeting decided to mobilize additional security personnel at Nepal-India border points as the number of cases is increasing in India. Just on Monday, a youth who had illegally crossed the border to enter Nepal during the lock-down had been confirmed infected with the virus.
A minister says the government has decided not to open the border points unless India returns to normal. Open border between Nepal and India often created various problem and most of the Nepalese want those borders to be closed forever for the betterment of Nepal.
We wish you all Nepalese Inside or out of Nepal not to panic and stay wherever you are located till this situation is over.
Source: News Reports