Chief district authorities in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur have decided to extend the current lockdown, which is legally referred to as a prohibitory order, in the valley for another 11 days, until June 14.
The lockdown, on the other hand, will be more flexible because officials have reversed their original plans to close grocery stores as well. According to Bhaktapur Chief District Officer Prem Prasad Bhattarai, the groceries would now be open until 9 a.m. every morning starting Friday.
Since April 29, the ban has been extended by one week, first until May 12 and subsequently until May 27. The authorities even planned to close grocery stores on May 25 and issued additional limitations that would take effect from May 28 to June 3.
Furthermore, on Wednesday, a meeting of the Kathmandu valley’s three main district administrators decided to extend the prohibitory order for another 11 days while easing the grocery ban.
The decision to close the businesses was heavily panned, with many allegi
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Kathmandu’s curfew has been extended till June 14; supermarkets and groceries will reopen.