The Home Ministry has instructed the local bodies to not allow anyone to enter he Kathmandu Valley for non-essential works during the period of lockdown.
The ministry has decided to implement the decision taken after discussion with the local representatives inside the Valley on May 14. The ministry writing to all the local bodies inside the Valley has instructed to completely seal the entry points apart from essential works. It has also asked to completely stop even clandestine entries.
"Anyone coming to the Kathmandu Valley for essential purpose should also submit a report of rapid diagnostic test done in own expenses as far as possible while seeking permission to enter the Valley," the ministry has written.
The local bodies have also been asked to collect record for possible places for quarantine including hotels, party venues, community buildings and others where those coming to the Valley can be quarantined on their own expenses.
The letter also states that police in the places of departure will strictly check any vehicle coming to the Kathmandu Valley well before they reach the entry points to the Valley. It has also asked the local bodies to look for anyone clandestinely entering the Valley, collect their record and take necessary action. "All security agencies should intensify checks before entering the Valley and coordinate with the local bodies in that."
It has also asked to stop distribution of relief materials and food by local organizations and clubs if it is done without coordination with the local bodies stating that crowd in such distribution increases risk of spread.
The local representatives during the discussion with Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on May 14 had urged the government to stop entry to and exit from the Valley.
Published Date: Thursday, Jestha 8, 2077, 13:57:00