Chitwan, June 17 : The prohibitory order, enforced by the local administration, has been extended with the rise in the cases of coronavirus infection in the district.
A meeting of the District COVID Management Centre on Wednesday extended the prohibitory order for a week, effective from last night. Issuing a notice, the District Administration Office has extended the order up to 12.00 in the night of June 24.
With the extension of the prohibition, the order enforced earlier is continued. The departmental stores would remain opened according to the order.
Chief District Officer Premlal Lamichhane informed that the department stores are allowed to sell food stuffs. Though the earlier prohibitory order has been continued as it was, the committee has shown some flexibility in terms of the operation of departmental sores.
The order has also allowed the operation of book store by adopting the health safety protocol.
So far 15,131 people have been infected in the district. Among them, 1,429 are active infected. 129 among them are undergoing treatment in hospitals. As many as 252 people have succumbed to coronavirus infection in the district.