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COVID-19: Nepal extends international, domestic flight ban till June 14

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal on Wednesday extended the suspension on all domestic and international flights until June 14 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of infected cases in the country increased to 427.

A meeting of the high-level government committee for the prevention and control of COVID-19 took a decision to this effect.

The committee concluded that the flights needs to be halted until mid-June keeping in mind the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The countrywide lockdown imposed in the country since March 24 will remain effective till June 2.

So far, 2 persons have died of the disease in the country.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 21:30 IST