Nepal extends lockdown, suspension of int’l flights

Hridayesh Tripathi

THE Nepali government on Wednesday decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown and suspension of international flights on its sky as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in the Himalayan country, a cabinet minister said.

Hridayesh Tripathi, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration told Xinhua that the cabinet decided to extend the deadline of the ongoing lockdown till May 18 and continue the suspension of international flights till May 31.

He said the Nepali government also decided that the closure of the international border would continue till the end of May for cross-border movement of people.

The Himalayan country has been under nationwide lockdown since March 24, suspending ground and air travels, and closing businesses and industries. (Xinhua/NAN)

– May 6, 2020 @ 14:29 GMT |

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