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Province sealed in Nepal to prevent spread of COVID-19

Kathmandu,   Karnali Province, one of the seven provinces of Nepal, decided to seal off the entire the province starting from Monday mid-night for six days as neighbouring Province 5 reported rise in COVID-19 cases, a senior official of the provincial government said.

A day after 15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Sunday in Banke district of Province 5, the Karnali provincial government decided to bar entry and exit of people and goods from and to the province, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

The federal government of Nepal has been enforcing a nationwide lockdown since March 24 but under the lockdown, movement of essential goods including medical items, food items, and fuel among others has been allowed.

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