JHAPA: The Arjundhara municipality has imposed a lockdown in the municipality to stop further spread of Corona Virus. The Saturday meeting of the COVID Crisis Management Committee decided to impose a five-day lockdown starting today.The lockdown period could be extended depending on the state of the infection.
The decision was taken after a man was found infected with the virus in ward no. 1 of the municipality, said Mayor Hari Rana. This will also help contract tracing and prevention of community transmission. As a result, all means of private and public transport have been prohibited, and shops closed. Only essential services will be available.
Shops will be allowed to open only from 8 to 11 in the morning. Though the municipality and ward office remain open many regular services including recommendations have been closed for the moment, said Chief Administrative Officer Pankaj Bhurtel.