The District Administration Offices of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur on Wednesday decided to extend the lockdown imposed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic till June 14.
The lockdown in these areas was to lapse on June 3, though it has been extended a few regulatory measures have been relaxed.
Now grocery stores and departmental stores, that had been asked to shut down during issuance of the last extension order, will be permitted to operate.
Likewise, construction-related works too would be allowed during this period.
Chief District Officers of the three districts have decided to strictly monitor movement of public and private vehicles along with the movement of the people.
Nepal on Wednesday reported 4,524 new cases of Covid-19 taking the country’s overall caseload to 571,111. The nation’s death toll has risen to 7,555 as 101 more deaths were reported during the past 24 hours.