A meeting at the high-level committee of Government for the prevention and control of coronavirus in Nepal has decided to extend the suspension of domestic and international flights until May 31. Earlier, the flights had been halted until May 15.
During the international flight suspension, Nepal has not allowed international flights on its sky except for those which arrived for humanitarian grounds. A number of foreign airlines arrived in Nepal to evacuate foreign nationals from Nepal after Nepal enforced flight suspensions.
CAA Nepal has already stated that there would not be any effect on rescue flight operations and flight-related to medical and any other essential suppliers during nation lockdown are being carried out by private operators.
Although COVID-19 fears continue due to the rising number of cases in recent days, there is also growing call particularly from the business community and economists to enforce complete lockdown only in risky zones while letting economic activities take place in other locations.
Nepal has so far reported 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19. None of the infected people has died so far while 22 have returned home after recovery, according to Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population.