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Nepal government enforces week-long nationwide lockdown from Tuesday
  Kathmandu, Nepal      March 23 2020


Kathmandu, Nepal, March 23, 2020: The Nepal Government has on Monday decided to enforce week-long nationwide lockdown. The decision will come into effective from 6 am on Tuesday.

A meeting of high level government taskforce led by Deputy Prime Minister and defense minister Ishowr Pokhrel made the decision to this effect with the view to prevent and control the spreading of COVID-19.

According to the decision of the meeting, all the transportation services including air services will be suspended except vehicular service of security forces and health institutions including other emergency services.

The government has made the decision concerning over the possible consequence of coronavirus outbreak in Nepal. As per the decision, the local administration can arrest to those who comes out of home without specific reasons.