Nepal Bans All Domestic, International Flights Amid COVID-19 Surge

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  • Nepal has banned all domestic, international flights as it battles a devastating surge of the outbreak
  • All domestic flights are suspended with effect from Monday night and all international flights from Wednesday night until May 14. However, chartered flights would be allowed entry
  • This marks the beginning of the country's two-week lockdown to curb further spread of the virus
  • The Health Minister made the announcement Monday, adding that everyone entering the country will enter a mandatory quarantine upon arrival
  • Nepal on Sunday recorded the highest single-day surge of cases since the pandemic began. It recorded 7,211 new cases in a single day, with 27 new deaths