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Nepali police clash with lockdown demonstrators

  • Published at 11:22 pm June 9th, 2020
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Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators protesting against the government’s policy on the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, in Kathmandu on June 9, 2020 AFP

Ten demonstrators who gathered near the prime minister's residence were arrested, police said

Police fired water cannon at about 500 people who staged a demonstration in Kathmandu on Tuesday against the Nepali government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Protesters, carrying banners reading "enough is enough," demanded better testing and quarantine facilities for returning migrant workers and greater transparency in government spending. 

Ten demonstrators who gathered near the prime minister's residence were arrested, police said.

Nepal imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24 when the country had two confirmed coronavirus infections. The number of cases currently stands at 4,086 with 15 deaths. 

"The economy is in shambles, the government has pushed our health and the health system in crisis and they have been ineffective and incapable," Jagannath Lamichhane, a mental health expert who took part in the protest, told AFP. 

Tens of thousands of migrant workers have returned to Nepal from India and the Middle East after losing their jobs, overwhelming testing and quarantine facilities in border areas.

Nepal's coronavirus lockdown is scheduled to run until June 14.

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