Odd-even scheme for vehicles from today

Aug 06, 2020 10:48 AM RSS

In the wake of surge in the coronavirus cases following the relaxed lockdown, the government has decided to enforce the scheme of odd-even restriction in public and private vehicles from Thursday.

The rule is imposed in the Kathmandu Valley and the districts with more than 200 active cases of the coronavirus.

The public and private vehicles except the ones used for essential service will operate based on odd-even scheme, according to the Home Ministry. Similarly, all passenger buses entering the federal capital, Kathmandu, will be prohibited from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Ministry Spokesperson Chakra Bahadur Budha shared that there will be no vehicles operating in the districts with over 200 active cases of coronavirus from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am. He further informed that those violating the safety standard set by the Home Ministry and Health Ministry will face stringent action.

Movement along the country's border except for the authorized persons is banned as per government decision. The press release issued by Ministry Spokesperson stated that gathering, party, seminar and other group activities in hotel and restaurants are prohibited from tomorrow.

The respective district Covid-19 crisis management centre can impose lockdown in view of the risk of infection.

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