With government confirming 83 more deaths, the COVID-19 death tally jumps to 2,767

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The government has added 619 more deaths linked to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in a single day. With this the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country has climbed to 2,684.

MUMBAI, Feb 22: India’s western Maharashtra state, home to the country’s financial hub Mumbai, said on Sunday it would impose new coronavirus-related restrictions in four districts, amid concerns about a second wave and slow vaccine rollout.

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

Published On: February 22, 2021 11:41 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.

How Oli government botched COVID-19 response

Published On: February 22, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

Although the number of cases was increasing, the government gave up on contact tracing and testing, and tightened the ambit of testing

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Of the 753 local bodies, 153 have not yet submitted the COVID-19 expenditure details, including the fund received from the federal government, provincial government and their allocation, to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: As many as one million doses of the Covishield vaccine to be administered to prevent COVID-19 arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday. Nepal purchased the vaccines from the Serum Institute of India.

WHO approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Published On: February 16, 2021 08:01 AM NPT By: Reuters

GENEVA, Feb 16: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday listed AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively inexpensive shot in the developing world.

SHANGHAI, Feb 13: China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team’s investigators said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began.

Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

Published On: February 13, 2021 02:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up could help in some situations.