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Covid: Nepal to suspend domestic, international flights

In an address to the nation on Monday, PM Oli also appealed to other countries for vaccines and other supplies to help combat the pandemic
Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli

PTI   |   Kathmandu   |   Published 04.05.21, 02:11 AM

Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Monday that domestic flights will be stopped from midnight while all international flights will suspend operations from Thursday as the country tightened prohibitory orders amid spike in the coronavirus cases.

In an address to the nation on Monday, Oli also appealed to other countries for vaccines and other supplies to help combat the pandemic.

“I would like to request our neighbours, friendly countries, and international organisations to help us with vaccines,” he said.

Oli said the government has decided to suspend domestic air services from midnight of May 3 till May 14 while international air services operating between Kathmandu and other countries will be shut down from May 6 to May 14.

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