Prohibitory orders extended in the Valley by two weeks, non-essential government offices also to be closed.

Lockdown to be extended by two weeks in Kathmandu Valley.

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The prohibitory orders enforced in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by two weeks until May 26.After the meeting of Chief district officers (CDO) of the three districts in Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday has decided to extend prohibitory orders.

The CDO of Kathmandu Mr. Kali Prasad Parajuli told that even government offices apart from those providing essential services will remain closed during this extended period. The “Wedding ceremonies held in hotels and party venues will also be stopped,” he added. He also mentioned that shops selling essential items can now open until 10 in the morning to reduce crowd that accumulated as they are allowed to open only from seven-nine in the morning now. And the shop will continue to remain closed in the evening.