SEE postponed, public gatherings of more than 25 barred,

The government on Wednesday took a slew of decisions in an attempt to prevent the spread of the global Covid-19 outbreak which has invaded more than 170 countries so far.

The high-level coordination committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel decided to postpone the Secondary Education Examinations until further notice. The exams were scheduled to begin on Thursday.

It also banned academic classes, training and seminars conducted by private colleges and educational institutions until April 12. All government and non-governmental organisations have also been barred from holding any conference until April 12.

The government has also barred more than 25 people from assembling for cultural, social and religious activities at party palaces, temples, monasteries, mosques, churches, and other religious and public spaces.