Nepal on Sunday decided to seal its borders with India and China for a week to stem the spread of novel coronavirus in the country.

A meeting of the cabinet ministers chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli decided to close the international borders starting from Monday.

The move came in the wake of the World Health Organization’s suggestions to seal its southern borders with India following the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

On Friday, Oli announced a ban on all international flights and urged people to venture out only for essentials.

The government meeting on

Read more: Nepal seals borders with China, India amid virus fears