Nepal government extended lockdown until April 27 for third time
Kathmandu. Nepal government has extended the lockdown until April 27 continuing to stop spread of coronavirus. Government suspended all government services and both domestic and international flights.
This is the third extension since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown on March 24. Nepal government decided extension of nationwide lockdown after India decided to extend it’s lockdown by three weeks on Tuesday.
Coronavirus cases have been increasing in both India and Nepal in recent days. In Nepal, altogether 15 of the 16 COVID-19 infected persons are receiving treatment while testing of those suspected of coronavirus infection has been intensified.
On Monday, two UK returnee Nepalis were tested positive for coronavirus while they were staying at an apartment of Bhaktapur. On Monday, two more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Rautahat and Kailali district.