The Supreme Court issued an interim ruling ordering the government not to prevent customers from placing online orders and businesses from delivering items to clients’ homes even while the Covid-19 outbreak is under control.
The order was issued on Monday by a division bench comprising justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Kumar Chudal in response to a writ suit filed by Nikita Agrawal and others.
Last year, police imprisoned many startup salespeople for functioning amid Kathmandu’s shutdown. However, the matter was quickly resolved through negotiations.
However, with the fresh round of the lockdown, police began to impede the delivery workers once more, leading the businesspeople to file the case.
Meanwhile, the court ordered the corporations to guarantee that they and their employees follow the health measures established to contain the virus.