November 25: The government has decided to operate additional flights to foreign destinations. The Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has decided to issue flight permits to all countries after evaluating the risk of coronavirus in the international flight destinations.
A CCMC meeting held on Tuesday (November 24) decided to open flights to other countries besides the current destinations as per the requirement.
Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Mahendra Prasad Guragain informed that the CCMC has agreed to open regular flights to other destinations as per the requirement.
Secretary Guragain informed that the CCMC did not take any decision on the recommendation of the Mayors’ Forum to impose lockdown in Kathmandu Valley for three weeks due to rising threat of infection here. He said that the CCMC discussed about the possibility of sealing certain areas with high risk of infection so that other services are not disrupted.
The CCMC also instructed the government not to shut down an entire office just because of few employees getting infected with coronavirus. Guragain said that the CCMC has instructed government offices to remain open by sending the infected staffers to isolation.