July 26: Government authorities have extended the ongoing prohibitory order in the Kathmandu Valley for 10 more days.
A meeting of the chief district officers (CDOs) of the three districts of the Valley including Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur took a decision to this effect on Sunday (July 26). As per the decision, the prohibitory order has been extended until August 4.
According to a press statement issued by the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, the government has restricted public gatherings, operation of party palaces, cinema halls, bars, clubs, swimming pools and museums among others.
According to the state-owned national news agency RSS, the order has also restricted the public from marking festivals with mass gathering and organizing protest programmes with in public places.
Similarly, the order has also restricted educational institutions from conducting classes in person until further notice. However, seminars, training and workshops can be organised virtually.
Likewise, shops have been allowed to remain open till 7:00 PM each day. However, medical stores and pharmacies can be opened round the clock.
Public vehicles can operate by carrying passengers based on their seating capacity while three-wheelers and micro buses are not permitted to carry more than nine people.
Similarly, the prohibitory order states that examinations can be conducted by managing a maximum of 25 students in one room.