Curfew clamped in Birgunj to prevent COVID-19 spread

A joint meeting of the district security committee and the all stakeholders including political parties has decided to clamp an indefinite curfew in Birgunj from 5:00 am on Saturday in the wake of increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the border city.

After a person died of COVID-19 on Thursday and another on Friday and number of new COVID-19 cases also rose lately, local administration held an all-party meeting that included local representatives of different political parties and the representatives of the Metropolitan City.

Lalit Kumar Basnet, assistant Chief District Officer of Parsa district, said the decision to impose curfew was taken to check possible spread of infections of SAR-CoV-2.

17 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Wednesday evening while on Thursday evening, 32 new cases were found in the district.

Presently, 4 COVID-19 patients are having treatment in ICU at the Gandak temporary COVID hospital in Birgunj.