Nepal govt to close international border points for 72 hrs.

Nepal government has decided to seal the border entry points with India and China for 72 hours prior to the local level elections scheduled for May 13, local media reported.

The decision comes following a recommendation by the Election Commission urging the government to close the border points from May 10 midnight to May 13 midnight.

Meanwhile, all domestic flight services, except rescue and relief flights and flights taking off under government directives, will be halted during the election day.

Nepal shares close to 1,880 kilometres of border with India and around 1,414 kilometres with China.

All the border points will be sealed from Tuesday midnight to Friday, allowing only emergency services and vehicles with government permission to operate.

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