The country has gone on a week-long lockdown from six Tuesday morning.
Streets in Kathmandu Valley are empty with private and public transportation vehicles remaining off the road. Shops other than those selling essential goods are also closed.
The high-level coordination committee to fight coronavirus pandemic headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwore Pokharel took the decision for lockdown Monday evening in light of the developments on the day, according to Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai.
No one can go out of the house during the lockdown while the public transportation will be shut down while domestic flights will also be stopped during the week-long lockdown.
Only health personnel, security persons and staffers related to essential services can go out.
Health Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal, organizing a press conference earlier on Monday, confirmed a 19-year-old Nepali student returning from France via Qatar tested positive for the coronavirus.
The government on Sunday had decided to shut down all border points with India and China for movement of people for a week starting from Monday.
International flights and long-distance domestic transportation were already stopped.
Published Date: Tuesday, Chaitra 11, 2076, 07:53:00