Nepal announced on Wednesday the end of its four-month detention to curb the coronavirus pandemic, although normality will not fully recover until mid-August.
Information minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that house arrest is no longer required due to the decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections, although he also mentioned the socio-economic impact of the detention.
As of this Wednesday, transportation restrictions within cities will expire and most activities in the public and private sectors can resume.
Hotels, restaurants, and travel agents can reopen all month, while cross-border movements, domestic and international flights, and long-distance internal movements, as well as academic activities, leisure facilities, and metropolitan areas, are still prohibited. until August 16.
The Asian nation declared a national quarantine on March 24, with fines and even prison terms for violations. There are currently 17,994 cases of coronavirus, including 40 deaths.