Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 mln as Delta variant spreads

Published On: August 5, 2021 07:05 AM NPT By: Reuters

August 5: Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the more-infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains healthcare systems.

KATHMANDU, August 4: 1,535 recoveries and 35 deaths recorded on the same day

BRUSSELS, August 4: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking $11.5 billion in urgent funding to fight the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus, a draft report seen by Reuters shows, amid worries wealthy nations are partly bypassing its COVID-19 programmes.

KATHMANDU, August 4: The government has announced to administer the second dose of Vero cell vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from August 6.

BEIJING, August 4: China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019.

What should I know about the delta variant?

Published On: August 4, 2021 07:19 AM NPT By: Associated Press

It’s the most contagious coronavirus mutant so far in the pandemic, but COVID-19 vaccines still provide strong protection against it. Nearly all hospitalizations and deaths are among the unvaccinated.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Kathmandu Valley recorded 904 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 613 were detected in Kathmandu, 114 in Bhaktapur and 177 in Lalitpur districts.

Tourism at all time low in tourist destinations

Published On: August 3, 2021 05:35 PM NPT By: Republica

RASUWA, August 3: The flow of tourists to Langtang National Park has decreased by a wide margin in the current fiscal year. The spread of COVID-19 which forced the government to impose a lockdown and prohibitory orders inside the country has seriously affected the tourism industry.

KATHMANDU, August 3: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu has urged the people not to take part in or organize large gatherings, stating that it is the responsibility of everyone to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two months old infant tests positive for COVID-19

Published On: August 3, 2021 11:27 AM NPT By: Republica

TAPLEJUNG, August 3: The baby tested positive for the virus through the antigen method at Taplejung Hospital after showing symptoms like fever and cough.