Photos: Citizens protest in Nepal citing poor coronavirus care policy

UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 03:47 PM IST
A protester with a placard that reads “What is the tax for?” lies on the road during a demonstration near the Prime Minister’s official residence, demanding better and effective response from the government to fight the coronavirus as the number of infections spikes, in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 9. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)
Protesters display placards during a demonstration against the government’s policy on the fight against COVID-19 situation. “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. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)
A protester holds a placard during the demonstration in Kathmandu. Nepal imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24 when the country had two confirmed coronavirus infections. The lockdown is scheduled to be in place until June 14. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)
A Nepalese protestor carries an umbrella pinned with placards as they gather for a protest near Prime Minister's residence. “The government had time and could have prepared much better. We were there to call on the government to do better,” photographer Prajwal Bhattarai, 29, who was among those arrested, told AFP on the phone. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP)
Police detain a person protesting against the government’s policy on coronavirus. Tens of thousands of migrant workers have returned to Nepal from India and the Middle East after losing their jobs, reported AFP. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)
Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators. Ten demonstrators who gathered near the Prime Minister's residence were arrested by the police, reported AFP. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)
While demanding better and effective response from the government to fight the coronavirus as the number of infections spike, a protester gets pulled by the hair while being detained during the protest near the Prime Minister’s official residence. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)
A demonstrator shouts slogans from inside a police van after being detained at the protest site. According to coronavirus tracking website worldometer, the number of cases in Nepal currently stands at 4,086 with 15 deaths. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

A protester with a placard that reads “What is the tax for?” lies on the road during a demonstration near the Prime Minister’s official residence, demanding better and effective response from the government to fight the coronavirus as the number of infections spikes, in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 9. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

Protesters display placards during a demonstration against the government’s policy on the fight against COVID-19 situation. “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. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

A protester holds a placard during the demonstration in Kathmandu. Nepal imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24 when the country had two confirmed coronavirus infections. The lockdown is scheduled to be in place until June 14. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

A Nepalese protestor carries an umbrella pinned with placards as they gather for a protest near Prime Minister's residence. “The government had time and could have prepared much better. We were there to call on the government to do better,” photographer Prajwal Bhattarai, 29, who was among those arrested, told AFP on the phone. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP)

Police detain a person protesting against the government’s policy on coronavirus. Tens of thousands of migrant workers have returned to Nepal from India and the Middle East after losing their jobs, reported AFP. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators. Ten demonstrators who gathered near the Prime Minister's residence were arrested by the police, reported AFP. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

While demanding better and effective response from the government to fight the coronavirus as the number of infections spike, a protester gets pulled by the hair while being detained during the protest near the Prime Minister’s official residence. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

A demonstrator shouts slogans from inside a police van after being detained at the protest site. According to coronavirus tracking website worldometer, the number of cases in Nepal currently stands at 4,086 with 15 deaths. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

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Citizens of Nepal took to the streets in protest citing the government’s inadequate handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Even when the lockdown has been in place since March 24, citizens allege that the government could have done better than the current failing health care and looming economic losses. Demonstrators who gathered outside the Prime Minister’s residence were arrested and water cannons were used to disperse the others. Nepal’s current tally of coronavirus cases (according to worldometer) stand at 4, 086 with 15 deaths.

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