KATHMANDU, 16 April 2020: A meeting of the Cabinet held on Tuesday (14 April 2020) made the decision. Earlier, the lockdown was extended till Wednesday (15 April, 2020)
The country is on lockdown since March 24.
This decision was expected as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had already hinted at the extension during his video conference with the chief ministers last Saturday. On the other hand, the number of coronavirus positive cases is gradually on the rise in the country.
Flights suspended till April 30
The meeting also decided to suspend all international and domestic flights till April 30. Earlier, the suspension on international flights was extended till that date, but the suspension on national flights was about to end yesterday (15 April, 2020).
Border points with India unlikely to open even after the lockdown end
Mean while, the meeting decided to mobilize additional security personnel at Nepal-India border points as the number of cases is increasing in India. Just on Monday, a youth who had illegally crossed the border to enter Nepal during the lockdown had been confirmed infected with the virus COVID-19.
The government has decided not to open the border points till India returns to normalcy.