Kathmandu, August 11 : The Valley Municipal Forum, the common forum of local bodies of Kathmandu, has suggested the government to close public transportation till August 31, saying the coronavirus infection is spreading after the resumption of such transportation in the Kathmandu Valley.
A meeting of the Forum held on Wednesday (August 10) took the decision in this regard. The meeting also asked the government to make checking at the entry points to Kathmandu Valley strict in the view of the growing risk of spread of the disease at the community level. Similarly, the Forum suggested the federal government to run the integrated quarantine as per the Quarantine Management and Operation Regulation, considering the high number of arrivals from third countries.
The forum also asked the government to completely stop the political rallies and gatherings apart from the cultural activities like procession. It also decided to coordinate for taking action against those moving without mask in order to reduce possibility of spreading of infection.
A press release issued by Forum reads that the meeting decided to close services provided by local levels except the essential ones for three weeks as well as to take action against those hotels, restaurants and shopping malls if they are not found adopting the required safety measures. RSS