Nepal govt announces to close cinema halls and gym centers

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Kathmandu: The government has decided to close the cinema and gym hall till January 30, saying that the infection of Covid-19 is increasing.

Minister for Communications Gyanendra Bahadur Karki informed that the cabinet meeting held on Friday decided to close the entertainment area till January 3 to reduce the congestion in public places.

Similarlu, shopping malls, department stores and party palaces will be allowed to operate conditionally.

According to a new order issued by the government, only 25 people will be allowed to enter shopping malls and department stores at a time. Likewise, distancing Mark has been made mandatory.

In addition, party palaces will be able to conduct religious and cultural activities such as marriage and bratbandha with the prior approval of the Chief District Officer. But only one third of the total capacity has to be operated and at most only 50 people can attend.