Home Minister directs stringent lockdown measures
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has directed the heads of district administration and police in the valley to impose the lockdown order strictly.
In a discussion with the heads of all three security agencies and Chief District Officers in the valley today, Home Minister Thapa directed them to also consolidate security measures based on a long-term plan. The meeting also reviewed the status of Coronavirus infection and the security situation of the country.
During the meeting, Home Minister Thapa said the temporary border outposts currently set up in the southern border region should be made permanent, and said the Ministry will play necessary role for it. The number of BOPs have been increased from 122 to 1,213 considering the risk of infection from neighbouring India.
Directing the security agencies to prepare for prevention and control of natural calamity like floods, landslides and soil erosion, the Home Minister also asked the heads of the security agencies to give due attention to checking social crimes and domestic violence. —