KATHMANDU, Nepal

Nepal on Tuesday extended the nationwide lockdown until April 27 as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, took the decision as two new COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s decision came hours after India extended nationwide lockdown until May 3. Landlocked Nepal shares an 1,800-kilometer (1,118-mile) open border with India.

Nepal went into lockdown on March 24. People are advised to stay indoors and only essential services such as hospitals, police and grocery stores remained open. Public transport is also

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