KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 2
As rumours are rife in the market that the government is preparing to impose a lockdown again, a delegation of NBI submitted a request letter to Health Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal requesting not to do the same.
The team included NBI President Kush Kumar Joshi, Senior Vice-President of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shekhar Golchha, NBI General Secretary Surendra Bir Malakar, NBI Treasurer Deepak Malhotra and Araniko Rajbhandari, president of Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal.
“The earlier months-long lockdown has already badly affected life across the country and if the government again imposes a lockdown, it will further deteriorate the economy,” reads the press statement issued today.
NBI President Joshi informed the minister that the country’s economy — already in doldrums due to nearly six-month-long lockdown — will suffer more if anoth