Sunday, August 30, 2020

Government extends long-haul transportation, flights operation schedule

 The government has continued the suspension of the operation of long-distance vehicles and domestic flights till September 16.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held today decided to extend the suspension from earlier deadline of August 17. Earlier, the government has vowed to resume long-route transportation and domestic flight services from August 17 due to a sharp increase in coronavirus infections. 

Likewise, the cabinet has also decided to continue closure of schools and all other educational institutions across the country until further notice. “But the operation of international flights is resuming tomorrow, a schedule has also been released,” according to a cabinet minister. 

In the meeting, some ministers recommended to increase the number of Nepalis to from current 500 Nepalis per day. “The number has to be increased in case a particular company takes responsibility of sending Nepalis back home bearing all their costs of taking PCR tests, hotel quarantine facility among others,” they recommended.

The cabinet has also decided to grant labour permission to those seeking to go to overseas in foreign employment.

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