Police set up checkpoints in the capital Kathmandu.
India’s Newcastle Pneumonia (CCP) outbreak is spiraling out of control, and neighboring Nepal is rapidly heating up, with most major towns in the country under a 15-day closure from Thursday (29).
Police set up checkpoints in the capital Kathmandu and surrounding areas, prohibiting vehicles and people from entering and leaving, and several vehicles were impounded for violating the ban. The local government allowed grocery stores to open for a few hours, and people flocked to the city in the morning to buy daily necessities. Tens of thousands of people have fled Kathmandu in the past two days before the city was closed.
International and inland flights from Nepal are continuing as normal, but the land border is closed. Citizens entering the country from India are required to have a certificate showing that they are free of the new coronavirus and are required to stay in quarantine at their hotel reservations for 10 days. More than 310,000 people have been infected in Nepal so far, and 3,211 people have died.