The ongoing lockdown has been extended till July 15 as the Covid-19 infection rate remains alarming in the country.
The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thuesday afternoon, upon receiving approval from the Prime Minister's Office.According to gazette notification, considering the present situation of Covid-19 in the country, all the restrictions of Covid-19 have been extended from midnight June 16 to midnight July 15.
The deputy commissioners of high-risk districts can take measures, including announcing of lockdown in their respective areas after discussing it with the local representatives and the concerned committees.
Maintaining health regulations, all government, non-government and autonomous organisations, bank and financial organisation will remain open.
Gatherings at tourist spots, resorts and community centres are restricted during the period.
It has been urged not to hold any social, political and religious programmes to avert public gatherings.
Restaurants can serve food at half capacity between 6:00am to 10:00pm and also provide takeaway and online services.Public transports, including inter-districts buses, will carry passengers at half capacity, maintaining health rules.
Earlier on 6 June, the cabinet division issued a gazette notification extending the lockdown till 16 June midnight to prevent transmission of the deadly virus.