The government has decided to extend the restriction of all international and domestic flights until May 15.

The High-Level Coordination Committee formed for the prevention and control of COVID-19 decided to continue suspending domestic and international flights till May 15 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Lekhraj Bhatta, ensured smooth supply of goods from India during the COVID-19 lockdown and said India has been supportive in meeting Nepal’s needs for medicines as well as essential goods.

Member Secretary of the committee, Narayan Prasad Bidari, said there was no shortage of medicines and the government is in a position to supply the required medicines to all provinces as and when necessary.

Earlier on March 20, the government had decided to suspend all international flights to Nepal from March 22 to 31.

After that, the government decided to suspend all international flights until April 15. The suspension was later extended until April 30.

The ongoing nation-wide lockdown will end tomorrow, but the decision to extend or end the lockdown has yet to be made.