Govt enforces odd-even rationing on vehicles in Kathmandu from Thursday

KATHMANDU: With the increased risk of coronavirus spread in Kathmandu, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to impose the odd-even rationing on vehicles operating in the Valley from Thursday.

Joint Spokesperson at the Ministry Uma Kanta Adhikari said the rationing will be effective from tomorrow on all vehicles.

Likewise, this will also be enforced in districts reporting more than 200 coronavirus patients.

The decision to this effect has been made considering the number of coronavirus cases in the Valley.

 

While vehicles with odd numbers can ply the streets on odd dates, vehicles with even numbers will be allowed to ply on even dates.

The rule will be applicable to all public and private vehicles, including the two-wheelers. However, vehicles on emergency duty such as a hearse, ambulances, among others will be exempt from the odd-even rule.

Likewise, the Ministry has also banned people’s movement from 9 pm to 5 am.

It may be noted that Kathmandu Valley has so far confirmed 62 fresh coronavirus cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

Meanwhile, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 21,390 after 381 people tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

A total of 15,156 have recovered across the country so far after 130 discharged from hospital and isolation centers in the past 24 hours.

At present, 6,174 people are in isolation, and 9, 925 are in quarantines.

Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday said that the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 21,390 after 381 people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Speaking at a regular press briefing today afternoon, Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam the cases were confirmed in 6,359 tests at laboratories across the country.

A total of 15, 156 have recovered across the country so far after 130 discharged from hospital and isolation centers in the past 24 hours, he shared.

At present, 6,174 people are in isolation, and 9, 925 are in quarantines.

Nepal’s death toll stands at 60 after a new death reported, Spokesperson Dr. Gautam said.

 

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