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Tatopani and Rasuwa checkpoints have been opened from Thursday. Both check points were closed from more than one month, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. 

It is said that the borders have been resumed after a bilateral agreement in course of his four-day Nepal visit by the Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Li Zhanshu. There has been decreasing trend of COVID-19 infection these days. 

Information Officer at the Department of Customs, Punya Bikram Khadka, told RSS that seven big containers have entered Nepal via Rasuwa checkpoint this morning and the other seven containers would arrive this evening. 

Earlier, 14 big containers used to enter Nepal via Rasuwa checkpoint daily. Nepal in course of the visit of Chairperson Li had raised voices to open the border points. 

During the courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chairperson Li assured of facilitating the containers carrying daily essentials and goods for coming festivals.  

Chairperson Li arrived in Kathmandu on Monday on a four-day visit to Nepal at the invitation of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.  He returned home today after wrapping up the four-day visit. - RSS

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