By Siraj Khan, Nepalgunj, May. 3: As the infection rate of the novel coronavirus is continuously surging, the ongoing prohibitory order in Banke has been extended for one more week until May 10.
"As the spread of coronavirus has not come into control, the prohibitory order imposed from April 26 till May 3 has been extended by one week," informed Banke District Administration Office.
Issuing a notice on Monday, the Banke DAO said that restrictions on public mobility were extended in order to break the chain of the spread of the virus.
Along with the extension of prohibitory order, the DAO has permitted the operation of banks for three hours daily with limited employees. Prior to this, banks in the districts were completely closed.
Initially, the prohibitory order was imposed only in Nepalgunj from April 22. But as the cases continued to increase, the order was implemented all over Banke from April 26.
Until now, 137 people from Banke and122 people from other districts who had visited Banke for treatment have succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in Banke.
"As around 500 infections are being reported daily, we decided to extend the prohibitory order to break the chain of the spread of the virus," informed Shivaram Gelal, Chief District Officer, Banke.
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