05 March 2020 – Fined price gougers

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Nepal Government has discouraged price hiking of essential items. The Department of Commerce has conducted regular raids to ensure consumers are not being exploited amid COVID-19 fears. Fines will be issued to sellers that have overpriced customers.
Full details here: https://kathmandupost.com/money/2020/03/05/government-cracks-down-on-price-gouging-by-pharmacies-and-surgical-shops