The government has again extended the ongoing lockdown or restrictions on public movement and gathering for another week to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The lockdown will remain in force from May 24-30, the Cabinet Division on Sunday issued a gazette notification.
All kinds of public transports, including inter-district buses, have been allowed to operate carrying passengers with 50 percent of their capacity.
All passengers, drivers and helpers will have to wear masks and maintain health rules.
Besides, the restaurants can serve customers with 50 percent of their seating arrangements.
On May 16, the government had extended the countrywide lockdown until May 23.
As Covid-19 cases kept growing at an alarming rate since mid-March, the government had imposed a nationwide 'lockdown' for one week from April 5.
Later, a "stricter lockdown" was announced from April 14 to 21. On April 28, the government again extended the restrictions until May 5 and issued six fresh directives as the country is struggling to contain the Covid-19 transmission.
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