Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has called Cabinet meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the modality of lockdown.
A minister confirmed with Setopati that PM Oli will discuss about the lockdown and strategy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic during the meeting.
PM Oli had held a long discussion with health experts, economists, planners and others at Baluwatar about the strategy to fight the pandemic and the modality of lockdown on Wednesday.
Most of the experts had advised him to relax the lockdown.
The nationwide lockdown imposed continuously for over 70 days has created economic and humanitarian problems for the commoners and businessmen alike, and people across the country have spontaneously started to defy the restrictions.
The businessmen have been repeatedly advising the government to do away with the current one-size-fits-all model of lockdown and to gradually start opening up the low-risk sectors, and divide places on the basis of risk and relax the lockdown in low-risk areas.
But the government has not listened and continued with the blanket lockdown fearing an explosion in infection and a health catastrophe.
Published Date: Thursday, Jestha 22, 2077, 11:20:00