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No Lockdown in Nepal: All are Free except Limited Sectors:

July 22, 2020

The Cabinet meeting on Monday had announced the resumption of all flights from August 17. Just after that on Tuesday, it made a surprise move to lift the lockdown altogether which was expected to be quite more than earlier.

The tourism sector is getting worse condition due to impact of Coronavirus pandemic all over the world including Nepal itself. So, to resume tourism activities and long-haul transport services government had decided to resume domestic flights and others except for mass gathering institutions like Cinema hall, School, Colleges. Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada, the Government Spokesperson, on Tuesday informed that the lockdown will see an end starting midnight Tuesday.

Even after the end of the lockdown, the government has also decided that a few activities will still face a temporary ban. Like, Educational institutions (schools, colleges, tuition centres, among others) at the same time Conferences, seminars and training of all types Recreation centres (cinema halls, party palaces, dance bars) also will remain ban till next notice. Similarly, all kinds of demonstrations, assemblies, gatherings, all religious/social centres, Salons, parlours, Gyms, health clubs, group sports, sporting activities in grounds and stadiums, libraries, museums and zoos will remain till further notice.

There are more sectors that are declared to remain open. Among them, the services that will resume operations from July 30, in addition to pre-existing services: Hotels, Restaurants, recreational activities including parties, seminar, receptions/banquet and other public gatherings continue to face restriction. At the same time, tourism activities including Travel, Trekking, and Mountaineering will also resume from the same date.

Furthermore, these sectors will resume from August 17; short and long haul public transportation within and inter-district, international and domestic commercial (and other) flights, international sports (training and preliminary stage) and student admissions and examinations for running academic session.

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