- Title: Nepal goes under lockdown over coronavirus fears
- Date: 24th March 2020
- Summary: KATHMANDU, NEPAL (MARCH 24, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AND VEHICLES ON ROAD MAN RIDING MOTORBIKE ON LARGELY DESERTED ROAD EXTERIOR OF SHUT SHOPPING MALL WOMAN WALKING WEARING MASK MAN TALKING ON PHONE EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL MAN WALKING ON LARGELY DESERTED ROAD WOMEN WALKING ON ROAD WEARING MASKS PEOPLE WALKING ON ROAD WEARING MASKS (SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) ASSISTANT INSPECTOR OF POLICE, CHITWAN DISTRICT, DHARMA RAJ PAUDEL, SAYING: "Government of Nepal had announced lockdown from 6 a.m. (GMT 1215), circulating a notice. We have been stationed at various points around the city on the basis of that. We have been advising vehicles running on highways and those coming out on roads to not to do that for their own health benefit. We have been trying to assure them that it is not to trouble them but for their own good and the infection would not spread further if we don't come in close contact with each other." POLICE VEHICLE MOVING ON ROAD POLICE TALKING TO AUTO-RICKSHAW DRIVER POLICE STOPPING MOTORBIKES AND TALKING TO PEOPLE LARGELY DESERTED ROAD POLICE TALKING TO PEOPLE ON MOTORBIKES
- Keywords: COVID-19 India Kathmandu Nepal coronavirus curfew disease essential commodities infection lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C6EUS7J
- Location: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- City: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:02:27
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: A week-long country-wide lockdown as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, began in Nepal on Tuesday (March 24) with scarcer public presence on roads.
Shopping malls and markets downed their shutters after the government announcement. Nepal, which will be under lockdown till March 31, has so far reported only two cases of the coronavirus out of 610 people tested.
Nepal has also closed all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest this climbing season because of fears of the coronavirus outbreak.
Nepal, home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, earns about $4.4 million a year in permit fees from climbers aiming to scale the world's highest peak and other mountains.
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