Kathmandu Valley has emerged a major hotspot, as it has been reporting more than half of the total new cases recorded daily across the country.
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur too went into a lockdown starting 6 am Thursday as per the recommendation of the chief district officers. Though the recommendation was for a week long lockdown, it was extended for 15 days by the Cabinet on Monday.
Until Wednesday, Nepal reported 312,699 cases and 3,211 Covid-19-related fatalities. The active cases count stands at 30,209. Over 2,200 police personnel have been deployed to enforce the prohibitory orders in the Valley.