KATHMANDU: Services and transportation in Kathmandu Valley have been suspended from 6 am on April 29 to 12 midnight on May 5.
Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts issued a joint order on Monday evening to stop non-essential services.
As per the order issued by the Chief District Officers, all the shops except food, medicine and health shops will be closed from April 29 for a week.
All kinds of meetings, conferences, seminars, cinema halls, party palaces, swimming pools, shopping malls, entertainment venues, salons, beauty parlors, gymnasiums, group games, libraries, museums and zoos have been closed in Kathmandu Valley.
Public and private vehicles, except for providing essential services, will be closed from April 29 to 12 midnight on May 5.
As per the order of the Chief District Officers, the food shop will be open till 10 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm. The grocery room of the department store will be available from 10 am to 5 pm.
Government offices, banks and financial institutions and other essential service providing offices will be operated. Government employees, banks and financial institutions and employees working in other essential services will be able to move around by showing their identity cards.
In the case of marriage and other rituals, it is mentioned in the order that up to 15 people can participate with the permission of the administration office to follow the health standards.
Vehicles carrying essential supplies, ambulances carrying sick people, vehicles used by health workers and security agencies will be allowed to operate.
Similarly, ambulances, drinking water, health, food, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, banks, financial institutions, telecommunications, internet, quarantine, isolation, garbage management and other means of transportation will also be allowed to operate.
Vehicles of government offices will be allowed to operate with the permission of the concerned department. The Chief District Officer will issue the manpower and material transport vehicle used in the development work on the recommendation of the head of the project or office.
Passengers going abroad from international flights will be able to drive to the airport if they show air ticket, passport and visa.
See the order of the Chief District Officer of Kathmandu (Nepali version)