Kathmandu DAO Instructs People To Mark Festival Without Crowding

In view of the upcoming festival season, the Kathmandu District Administration Office (DAO) has again imposed restriction order, which came into effect from Thursday midnight.

The order prohibits people from doing any activity which leads to the formation of crowds, as well as gathering in public and private places.
Stating that the risk of spreading coronavirus is still high, the Administration issuing the fresh restriction order today has banned people from organising any kind of such programme in the district until further notice.
Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Govinda Prasad Rijal issued the order prohibiting festival-related mass gathering in the public and shopping centres, roads, and corners, organising processions, seminar, meeting, hymns, along with gathering in banquets and party venues.

The Administration has asked the people to celebrate the festival within the family members, gathering in a small number complying with social distancing and health safety protocols.
Similarly, the public transportation has been urged to abide by the health protocols and sanitise vehicles regularly and maintain social distancing while travelling in a long route during the festivals.
The government has also urged the people to buy bus tickets through the ticket counters so as to avoid being cheated.

The administration has also banned traveling people to their hometown sitting in a roof of the buses.
The public vehicles are also restricted from keeping passengers beyond their actual seat capacity. Drivers and co-drivers have been ordered to compulsorily wear masks, face shield and gloves.

source : TRN,