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Private sectors demand to ease lockdown
  Kathmandu, Nepal      June 02 2020

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Kathmandu, Nepal, June 2, 2020: Private sectors have demanded to ease the ongoing lockdown imposed on the name of containing the spreading of coronavirus. Various business communities have urged the government to review the modality of the existing lockdown.

Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN) has urged government to seek alternative to lockdown. Issuing a press statement on Monday the AAN has demanded to reopen mass media, schools and industries in a gradual basis.

As people from various walks of the life have been badly affected from the continuation of lockdown, the government should make serious efforts to gradually reopen mass media, schools and industries to save the country from huge economic crisis in the days to come, states the press release issued by the AAN. 

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has already urged the government to change the modality of the lockdown stating that the continuation of existing form f lockdown would badly hamper the business activities in the country. 

Continuation of lockdown without any plan to normalize business activities would deteriorate the economy of the country, the FNCCI said on Sunday by issuing a press release. The FNCCI had made the urge just a day after the government decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till June 14. 

The government decision not to extend the tax filing period is also protested from different sectors.  The government had on Monday urged one and all business sectors to file tax within the stipulated period.   

Since the government has extended the lockdown, there is no possible to file tax within the stipulated period, Federation of Nepal Printers’ Association (FNPA) president Puskal Gautam said. Either the lockdown has to be eased or the time to file the tax has to be extended, he said